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.

Books to Escape With

The Literary Warrior returns after bloody battles with frustration and boredom, restored to mental vigour by immersion in some delicious (if murderous) mysteries. It is a puzzle that we British should so often talk of murder mysteries as ‘escapist’. But … Continue reading

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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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