CAROLINE DEACON

Writer, reader, creative writing tutor

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My #sundayreads was a wonderful find at @scarthinbooks yesterday here in the #peakdistrict . It’s his acceptance speech for Nobel prize and has lots of insights into how and why he writes. #readmorebooks #readersofinsta #readingcommunity #readabook #readersofinstagram #readersofig #whattoreadnext #whattorread #amwriting ...

The gardens of #haddonhall in #peakdistrict seen through Medieval window ...

Walked past Waterstones.... But ... Margaret Atwood - The Testaments!!! #bookhauls #booksworthreading #bookstagram #readingcommunity #books ...

Today I’m reading this book. Very apt as during the Speyside Way walk there was litter and plastic everywhere. It’s sad to see our countryside blemished like that. But hopefully with books like this people will become more environmentally-conscious!⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #sundayreads #reads #readabook #speysideway #booksworthreading #climatechange #nomoreplastic #readersofig #whattoread #readersofinsta #readmorebooks #readingcommunity ...

A selection of Pride & Prejudice book covers through the decades. What does your copy look like - is it on the poster?⠀ ⠀ #prideandprejudice #janeausten #amreading #bookclub ...

This book is a moving account of two people who become homeless and decide to walk the South West Coastal Path. Seemed an apt read as I embark on Speyside Way! #speysideway #reads #readabook #booksworthreading #readersofinsta #readersofig #whattoread #readmorebooks #readingcommunity #sundayreads ...

As we leave Cairngorms I’ve got a permanent reminder of the view with me. #thinklikeamountain #cairngorms #cairngorm #northerncorries #tattoo #speysideway ...

First day of walking #speysideway #nofilterneeded #lairigghru #aviemore ...

Today is #ReadABookDay so Gateau and I have been looking for our favourite funny books! We've come up with a list of 10 which you can read now on my blog, link on bio. #writingcommunity #readingnook #reads #readingtime #bookworm #books #catsofinstagram #catoftheday #writingwithcats #readingwithcats ...

This Sunday I am reading David Nicholls' Sweet Sorrow. I saw him during the Edinburgh International Book Festival (where I got this nice mug!) and he was an interesting speaker: he talked about scriptwriting, looking back at teenage years, and not winning literary prizes! 📚 #sundayreads #sundayreading #edinburghinternationalbookfestival ...

When you realise you’ve forgotten to set the alarm but you don’t want to disturb your partner ...

A purchase I wasn’t intending to make at edinburgh book festival, but very glad I did. It’s brilliant. #amreading ...

Cosy day sitting editing on the bed. Got company though #writingwithcats #amediting ...

Latest From My Blog

Top 10 funny books to cheer you up in times of gloom

Today is National Read a Book day, so I'm celebrating with a list of funny books. I don't know how you are feeling, but I'm nearly at the point of boycotting the news altogether. It's a bit like reading a crime or horror story, I'm still reading because I want to see...

Shivers… books set in cold climates

Last month's blog, which was written at the start of the summer heatwave and was about books set in hot places, seemed to strike a chord with a few people. As the heatwave intensifies, maybe it's time to think about cold places as setting. The novel I'm drafting at...

Record temperatures: Books set in hot summers

it's still June and already records have been broken. I feel quite fortunate to live in Edinburgh and not Spain. But I'm fascinated by extremes of temperature. In fact I've got the first draft of a MG book which is set entirely in the summer of 1976, when all our...

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