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« on: March 09, 2010, 11:47:02 pm »
Not at all sure I’m doing this right, but I am at least making the effort to key nice slanted apostrophes and quote marks. None of that straight up and down rubbish. I’ll answer any question anybody has. Maybe not truthfully, but I’ll answer.

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Re: Nicholas Royle
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2010, 02:33:27 am »
I have a copy of the novella The Appetite on my shelf written by you, which has not yet been opened. Two questions, the second relying on the answer to the first.

  • is it a cookery book?
  • should I start reading it from the front, or the back?
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Re: Nicholas Royle
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2010, 09:23:21 pm »
THE APPETITE



London, the late 1980s.

A storm of hurricane strength brings two people together.

One of them is married.

‘Nicholas Royle writes at the very edge of genre, both at the cutting edge and at the border with something that is rather different’
— Roz Kaveney, TLS

‘His books are a tonic for our jaded palates’
— Jonathan Coe

‘He makes the ordinary seem spooky and the uncanny seem believable’
— Laurence Phelan, Independent on Sunday

‘A master craftsman’
— Ron Butlin, Sunday Herald


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Re: Nicholas Royle
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2010, 12:52:12 pm »
I have a copy of the novella The Appetite on my shelf written by you, which has not yet been opened. Two questions, the second relying on the answer to the first.

  • is it a cookery book?
  • should I start reading it from the front, or the back?

Dear Iamacanadian

I am so sorry to have taken so long to see your post. I am replying immediately. Start at p39, read a little bit, then go back to the beginning. Read the very generous introduction last of all. The only novel I know of that uses recipes is John Lanchester's The Debt to Pleasure, one of the last books to be published in Picador paperback with their classy, distinctive black type on white spine design. I wish they'd go back to that. I'd start buying their books again, because they look nice on my shelves.

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Re: Nicholas Royle
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2010, 12:53:54 pm »
THE APPETITE



London, the late 1980s.

A storm of hurricane strength brings two people together.

One of them is married.

‘Nicholas Royle writes at the very edge of genre, both at the cutting edge and at the border with something that is rather different’
— Roz Kaveney, TLS

‘His books are a tonic for our jaded palates’
— Jonathan Coe

‘He makes the ordinary seem spooky and the uncanny seem believable’
— Laurence Phelan, Independent on Sunday

‘A master craftsman’
— Ron Butlin, Sunday Herald



Ally, how did you insert that image? I'm tryng to insert an image on my reply to Iamacanadian and I can't bloody work out how to do it.

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Re: Nicholas Royle
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2010, 01:33:41 pm »
Hi Nicholas!

Here you go......
Find image on the 'net. Amazon best for that cos of band width...I think.
Right click on it.
Scroll down to properties and left click.
Highlight address and control C to copy.
Open a reply post on the board.
Where you want to paste (anywhere in there really) open with square bracket img close with square bracket control V to paste address then open with square bracket /img close with square bracket.

Easy peasy. :)


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Re: Nicholas Royle
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2010, 04:23:53 pm »
Hi Nick! Didn't realise you were here. Good to meet you at Brighton. Looking forward to reading the two Nightjar Press chapbooks... but it may take some time as came home with own bodyweight in books!

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Re: Nicholas Royle
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2010, 07:40:40 pm »
I've read 'em all, Simon. They're all great - and they all take about 15 minutes each to read. Start now & you'll be done by quarter to nine! Job's a good 'un.

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Re: Nicholas Royle
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2010, 11:16:32 am »
Nick - I've just read your story Rotterdam in the PS anthology Black Wings and I presume that the name of the screenwriter portrayed therein isn't coincidental?  ;)