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review 2015-12-14 08:00
The Cambridge Key
The Cambridge Key - Nicholas Hallum

This is one of those stories that I (think I) once picked up when it was free on Amazon.


Set at the eve of the second World War, this was a very short story that I didn't completely understood.


The writing was good and thus it was not an unpleasant read, but being so short there was hardly any place for a story to unfold. Which left me wondering: What did I just read and what was I missing some things perhaps? So overall, I was not really impressed by it. Perhaps had it been a full-length novel, it would have been better

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review 2014-12-19 23:40
England between the wars
The Cambridge Key - Nicholas Hallum



word play


code-making and -breaking.


treason and spy-catchers


secret messages


clandestine meetings with Tolkien and the Inklings at the Bird and Baby


i love this one.  It's brilliant.

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text 2014-12-19 22:13
Another holiday Gift from the Author to Readers.
The Cambridge Key - Nicholas Hallum
Guarding Christmas - Jenny Schwartz
The Naughty List - Edward Lorn
Mr. Tucker & Me: A Short Story - Gregor Xane

I've been making out like a bandit. I feel like a kid under a Christmas tree.  like Christmas came early.  Like my stocking's full of chocolate.


I'm speaking of four opportunities to download free e-stories from authors who wished to exhibit fan-appreciation here at the end of the year.


The authors gave of their best.  Every one of these stories is a gem.


this is to say, Thank You.



(Caveat -- the offers for Guarding Christmas and The Naughty List were for a limited time only, and have expired.  Sorry!)





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text 2014-12-19 20:26
As if Words Actually Mattered
The Cambridge Key - Nicholas Hallum

England between the wars.  


Britain is losing the espionage game.  The old codes aren't working.  They need something new.


"The man in the dark suit" has called a meeting with several of the Dons from Oxford to see if some solution can be found


The reason he kept talking was that the dons’ questions were teasing more information out of him. Their questions were dexterous and to the point, filled with implication and possibility. It was, in a perverse way, like being a specimen examined by some very adroit scientists of words.


That was the way he thought of it later – they picked apart his words with careful precision, as if words in themselves actually mattered. 

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photo 2014-12-18 17:31

Are you seeing "The Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies" this week?


Did you know that Tolkien was once recruited to be a British espionage agent?


I've made my short story "The Cambridge Key" FREE to celebrate -- enjoy!


(Story features Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and other members of the Inklings, as they prepare for the onset of World War II, and Tolkien starts to write a curious story.)


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