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Dr Suzanne Conboy-Hill
Fat Mo By Suzanne Conboy-Hill
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In smoggy 1960s Yorkshire, a world away from the psychedelics of London, Mo arrives at the dingy building in Dewsbury where she is going to be a temp. She is not welcomed, instead she is ridiculed... More > – a fat stupid girl running about like a frightened mouse. Merv though, the charismatic co-Director of the company, sees something in her that he needs and takes her aside to be his PA. He uses his power and smooth transatlantic charm to shape her to his needs, letting her into his high flying world where there is glamour she has only seen in black and white on the TV, and showing her off against the hair-sprayed, stiletto heeled PAs of big companies. But he also shapes her with his brutality and so Mo must learn how to be right when it matters, to second guess his moods, and to survive without friend or family to turn to because in 1971, she is the one who is wrong. Proceeds go to Respond, the charity providing support to adults with intellectual disabilities who have been sexually abused.< Less
Not Being First Fish and other diary dramas By Suzanne Conboy-Hill
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MySpace is what we had before we discovered Facebook and began driving our young folk into the darker recesses of Instagram and WhatsApp, before everyone became a musician and flooded us with band... More > noises of variable quality, and just before the whole thing collapsed under the weight of animated glitter bombs. These snippets are drawn from that recent past. They are largely true if a little fictionalised, (very fictionalised if you think you recognise yourself), and of virtually no social value. You might find them a bit funny though because obviously I do.< Less
Let Me Tell You a Story: Short Fiction & Poems With Their Own Soundtracks By Suzanne Conboy-Hill (ed)
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In this ground-breaking literary project, award-winning authors from Europe, Asia and Africa read for you their own stories and poems; some set in contemporary realism, others in science fiction,... More > fantasy, or disturbing inner worlds. They explore themes of relationships, disability, loss and vengeance with insight & often a good twitch of humour. Scan the qr codes to listen while you read, to hear the rhythms, the tumble of words in a hurry, the spaces where silence does its best work. The Foreword is by Ian McMillan - poet, broadcaster, and presenter of BBC Radio Three's The Verb who has his own unique, pint-of-beer-in-a-dimpled-glass Yorkshire voice. Contributors include Anne O'Brien, Phillippa Yaa de Villiers, Nguyen Phan Que Mai, Tracy Fells, Lyn Jennings, Suzanne Conboy-Hill.< Less
Let Me Tell You a Story By Suzanne Conboy-Hill
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In this ground-breaking literary project, award-winning authors from Europe, Asia and Africa read for you their own stories and poems; some set in contemporary realism, others in science fiction,... More > fantasy, or disturbing inner worlds. They explore themes of relationships, disability, loss and vengeance with insight & often a good twitch of humour. Scan the qr codes to listen while you read, to hear the rhythms, the tumble of words in a hurry, the spaces where silence does its best work. The Foreword is by Ian McMillan - poet, broadcaster, and presenter of BBC Radio Three's The Verb who has his own unique, pint-of-beer-in-a-dimpled-glass Yorkshire voice.< Less
No Use Bleating By Kathy Conboy
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No Use Bleating is a collection of observational poems written in the style disdained by modernity but favoured by many - rhyme.