Category Archives: Julia Lee Dean

Revisiting novel #1 while writing the sequel

At the moment I’m working on a novel proposal for an Italian publisher who is looking for First World War themed books for its new series.  I was put onto it by a friend of a friend who also happens … Continue reading

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Up on the roof & shouting: ba-siiil!

I suppose that’s the mark of a high-brow; someone who can see a charming Italian herb without thinking of Fawlty Towers.  Well, while my German is at a similar level to Manuel’s English (it takes more than one book, let me … Continue reading

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They’re alive!

It has been, what, eight days since I planted these seeds?  Look at them now!  The peas came first.  There was no sign of the tomatoes so I turned them around in the bag so they were at the closed … Continue reading

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A song.

This was a song I wrote while at choir.  Aiming for a Pam Ayres / Victoria Wood style, it was just a tongue-in-cheek look at the soprano experience.  The intended joke was that this would be sung at soprano pitch, … Continue reading

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Stare at this white wall and listen

  Stare at this white wall and listen; to the distant-near roar of the resurrecting sea to the turf in the grate starting to catch: unimagined heat at the heart of unimagined cold And the arguing of dead grandparents –          … Continue reading

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I’ve got some catching up to do

21st November 2014 I could have sworn I wrote the last blog only yesterday.  Weird.  Well it’s been a very good week (so far).  Tonight I am off to the Stiftstheater at the Augustinium to see the Bonn Players’ production … Continue reading

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Employment is upon us

Hello there, I’m a bit late this week but I’ve been busy (at last!).  Yes I am now in proper employment.  My training course at Berlitz ended last Friday and I started work on Tuesday.  I taught for 19 units … Continue reading

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