I was fortunate enough to be invited on to The Authors Show recently to discuss my novel, “My Brother’s Keeper”. You can listen to the full interview below. For interest, I have also included below a short piece I wrote about the book.   https://chriscalder.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/ChrisCalder.mp3 Behind the novel “My Brother′s Keeper”   Let’s get one…

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Do you recognise this building? Hands up if you know that it’s the stunning Lake Palace (now a hotel) on Lake Pichola in Udaipur, India. I took this photograph when visiting the area a few years ago. It was on my first trip back to India, the land of my birth, and to the state…

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Right now, in the first weeks of the first month of the first year of a new decade, is the world a safer place than it was last year? Or the year before? Somebody had just stuck a red hot poker into a hornet’s nest in the Middle East. The “bad” guys are not happy.…

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Do you have an identical twin out there, somewhere? You don’t? Are you sure? What I am asking is this: Is it possible that, somewhere in the world, you have an identical twin about whom you know absolutely nothing? I don’t mean a double or a doppelgänger. I mean seriously, an identical twin? Whatever you…

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Following the successful re-launch of my novel Celeste Three is Missing in August, I am delighted to be able to tell you that my newest book, provisionally entitled Growing Apart, is close to completion. The first part of the story is set in India. Rupert Chilcott is an English civil servant who is sent there…

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The longer you live, the more wisdom you acquire. Right? Er…not necessarily. I have to hold my hand up; I made a huge mistake a little while ago. For the better part of the last year it’s been a torrid time, one way and another. When I sent out my last message I was on…

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A simple question but, strangely, one to which I cannot give a straight answer. The reason is that I was born in India, in a city that is now in Pakistan, a different country. But memories of my childhood in a distant place at a historically interesting time have proved invaluable for providing the backdrop…

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Hi! I’ve been out of touch for a while. Nothing sinister, it was only Life getting in the way, a succession of events that have kept me away from my keyboard. Now back in England permanently, we have much to get on with. I am delighted to tell you that I have a new publisher. We…

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My new novel kISmet has just been launched. At last! How long does it take to write a complete novel? By ‘complete’ I mean a manuscript of conventional length — between seventy and eighty-five thousand words. From conception of the plot through to the finished work, it can take years. In the case of kISmet,…

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If You Love Reading, Then Help The Author Last month one of my favourite people passed away. He was someone I could count on to give me real, honest feedback on my work. I used to ask him to be brutal in his assessments, if he felt it necessary. He was never brutal, just patient,…

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