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BY ED CHURCH (September 2022) For any fan of the Rocky films, it is almost impossible to watch footage of an Oscar Bonavena fight without experiencing an uncanny sense of familiarity. Aside from a basic physical similarity between the Argentine heavyweight and Sylvester Stallone’s screen creation, there is something about the way the pair go […]


BY ED CHURCH (January 2022) William Boyd’s excellent novel “Restless” touches upon an interesting period of World War 2 – the time before the United States entered the fray when Britain was doing all it could to sway public opinion on the other side of the Atlantic. Whether it was talk of enemy spies infiltrating […]


BY ED CHURCH (August 2021) Wherever possible, I try to give my characters distinct voices. To describe some accent or verbal trait, then write dialogue that brings it out. I like to think it makes the characters more real, lifting them from the page and into the senses. And, now that I have belatedly started […]


BY ED CHURCH (August 2020) We live in a shouty world, don’t we? One where the volume on public discourse seems stuck on Max, the media act as fight promoters, and we are encouraged to spend our days at constant loggerheads with one another. I’ve been even more aware of this since re-joining social media […]


BY ED CHURCH (May 2020) The theme of old photos crops up a few times in Non-Suspicious. Safe to say, I have a bit of a thing for them. When ensconced in one of my favourite writing venues (old pubs) my breaks generally involve putting the pen down and taking myself on a tour of […]


BY ED CHURCH (April 2020) When writing a book, self-doubt is never far away. At some point, a familiar question will always find a way of popping into your head… ‘Is this really any good?’. Perhaps it’s not surprising, then, that the whole process of overcoming doubt was something I was keen for my protagonist, […]

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