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Queens’ Fall is the third in the Anita series and although not necessarily the end it does make a neat ‘trilogy’.

I was editing this final 43k word mini book on the way up to Knaresborough on the London North Eastern railway.

I have to say that many parts of the overall story I found quite a revelation. As was pointed out by two friends on the weekend. My way of talking about these stories is very much in the third party. As my tales almost create themselves, I am not approaching them as a text book academic might. I am sure this creative approach leads to plot flaws but also yields unexplored pathways which in themselves open up new ground.

Weirdly in the 115k word trilogy I have found that the supernatural force mentioned does have some reality in India!

Part of my reason to go north was to meet a paper mache artist.

In writing ELMO 2 which is a children’s story set at the Source of the Nile we may also start a 3D Paper mache project about Patricia the hippo. Annie who does the paper mache has her own creative energy which I am sure will add to the Patricia project.

There is no doubt that every form of travel brings knowledge and enlightenment. In the case of a fertile imagination, it might drive you mad as one idea crowds into the space of another.

I will not talk of Stamford Bridge or a story about a cat and a dog. That is something that might also have a significance for the creatives who inhabit North Yorkshire!

David Jackson
Group Creative Director

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