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‘I am not a teacher’ – Paul Speller on home learning

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‘I am not a teacher … ‘… but I am grateful for those who are.’ Paul Speller writes about what it’s like to suddenly find yourself at the helm of home learning with two primary school children, in this article … Continue reading

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Prize-winning short story Baby Blue Eyes re-published and available for free

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A prize-winning short story by Paul Speller has been re-published online this week. Baby Blue Eyes was Paul’s debut short story and it first appeared in Writing Magazine after winning a national competition. The chilling tale of the fate of … Continue reading

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New story Beautiful Dangerous is published

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Paul Speller’s latest work of fiction, Beautiful Dangerous, has been published in the latest Bloodbond collection. The print version of Bloodbond, published by Alban Lake Publishing, is available now from Beautiful Dangerous tells the story of what happens when … Continue reading

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Press release: Buy your Family Library raffle tickets – Toot Sweet!

The Family Library is offering a Truly Scrumptious raffle prize. With support from Microgaming PlayItForward, the library has five pairs of tickets to see this summer’s Gaiety Theatre musical, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, for the matinee performance on August 11. … Continue reading

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The bewildering world of Legislative Council elections

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Paul Speller takes a look at the bewildering world of Legislative Council elections in the latest issue of Business365 magazine. In his Grapevine column for April, Paul muses on how there can be a system where those who have a … Continue reading

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The Curious Child now published in Dimension6

Paul Speller’s latest short story, The Curious Child, has now been published in Dimension6, a leading speculative fiction digital magazine. The Curious Child is the haunting tale of how a family’s move to a new how goes wrong, with disastrous consequences. … Continue reading

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The return of the blog

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Paul Speller has this week re-launched his blog. After a hiatus of nearly two years, during which time Paul has concentrated on his journalism and PR work, the blog is returning with a new name, Twisted, and contains his first … Continue reading

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Ready Steady Go! 2017 goes out to school children

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The annual magazine Ready Steady Go! –  packed with articles and advice for families looking for something to do in the Isle of Man over the summer holidays – has been distributed to children via primary schools. Once again, Paul Speller has … Continue reading

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Every penny counts! Pledge to double funds raised by Family Library supporters

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FUNDRAISERS aiming to keep the Family Library’s range of services up and running have received a boost with the news that every penny they bring in will be doubled. Earlier this year the Family Library – which includes the Mobile … Continue reading

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Press Release: Family Library welcomes recognition from chief minister

The Family Library has welcomed Chief Minister Howard Quayle’s recognition of the services it provides to government for free. Mr Quayle detailed the many services the charity provides, in response to a Tynwald question tabled by Speaker of the House … Continue reading

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