The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Bucks & Oxon Edition

Category: Fiction

The Muddy Book Club: March’s best reads

20 Mar 2017

Seeking literary inspiration? Muddy’s professional bookworm Kerry Potter is here to help with her March picks. That precarious tower of tomes on your bedside table is about to getting even taller…. And if you have any recommendations of your own, we’d love to hear from you – literary musings in the comment box below please!

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Flash Fiction: read this 250 word classic in under 30 seconds

28 Feb 2016

My lovely Muddy editorial assistant Sarah Taylor, who helps me bring out The Muddy Guide every week, happens to be an awesome creative writer in her non-Muddy time. She specialises in flash fiction and just won a Highly Commended prize at the Bridport Prize 2015 competition with her story Good at Crisps. That’s a big win, let me tell you – the Bridport is a serious prize to snaffle. But in fact Sarah has previous in this competition, having aso been Highly Commended in 2014 as well, with the brilliant Popping Your Cherry.

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Author Gill Hornby

30 Sep 2013

Gill Hornby lives in Kintbury, Berkshire with her husband, the author Robert Harris, with whom she has four children. Sister to Nick Hornby, she enjoyed critical success earlier this year with the publication of her first book, ‘The Hive’, a sharply observed novel focusing on playground politics. Gill Hornby is talking at the Henley Literary Festival tomorrow (2nd Oct). These are her favourite places in Oxon, Bucks and beyond.

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Small but perfectly formed

9 Jan 2013

I love a good book. I really do. It’s just I never seem to have the time to read them. I’ve just been introduced to flash fiction, (very) short stories that have to work really hard to connect with you in just 250 words by Sarah Taylor who lives in Haddenham. She recently won Highly Commended in the International Bridport Prize 2012 with her flash fiction story Popping Your Cherry, clever lady.

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