Author Archives: Elizabeth Mapstone

About Elizabeth Mapstone

Author of novels, short stories, a self-help book that really works and a serious work on the psychology of argument. Former psychotherapist, now retired and writing fiction.

A less cosy view of the NHS at work

Other people’s medical problems are intrinsically tedious and only of interest to those immediately affected, so you may well wonder why I am revisiting my recent sojourn in hospital (blog 8 April, A Personal View of the Beleaguered NHS). This … Continue reading

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A Personal View of the Beleaguered NHS

I have not written a blog for a long time now, and that is principally because I was anxious to complete my new novel The Porcupine’s Dilemma and gave myself an arbitrary deadline of Easter. The Book is done. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Famous Well-Chosen Words

I simply wish to share this post, which I discovered on A Not So Jaded Life blog. Good stuff for aspiring writers, so read on if you are one of us. All has been said before, of course, but here … Continue reading

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China through fiction

I have long been intrigued by the China I have met through fiction, from Nobel Prize Winning Novelist Pearl Buck’s The Good Earth, to John Hersey’s A Single Pebble and Jung Chang’s Wild Swans, as distinguished examples. And now I … Continue reading

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We are ACE !

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We are ACE !

Some time ago, I wrote rather sadly about the trials of being a Writer of a Certain Age, and suggested we older authors might gather together to provide mutual support and encouragement. Well, lo and behold – a new and … Continue reading

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HOW TO FALL INTO MURDER…

[I recently wrote the following as a guest blog on Marissa de Luna’s explorations of the travails of the would-be writer, the delightfully named The Coffee Stained Manuscript. My regular readers may be interested too.] I never intended to write … Continue reading

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