How to clean vinyl records

How to Clean Vinyl Recors by LA Davenport

In these strange times, we have the opportunity to take a little more time over things and get around to some of those jobs that we’re been putting off for an aeon.

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Should a writer write every day?

Should a writer write every day - by LA Davenport

This is the eternal question, or at least it seems to be nowadays. It has become very common and somewhat fashionable to throw down challenges to write daily, with the aim of developing a writing habit.

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Lockdown in Nice

Life in the shadow of Covid-19

Nice, France, is not the worst place to be stuck in lockdown. The sun still shines and the sky remains blue, but life in many other ways, some subtle, some obvious, has changed enormously.

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Italian Hillside

Italian Hillside, circa 2015. Pen and ink. It was a beautiful, languid day.

Italian Hillside, by LA Davenport
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Cover Art for My Life as a Dog

Dear Reader,

I was going through my old drawings and I thought I’d share with you the original sketch I made of my lovely dachshund, Kevin.

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Respect for the Dead

For your Friday delectation, dear reader, I present an extract from my collection Dear Lucifer and Other Stories

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Silver Memory

Silver Memory, a poem by LA Davenport

A memory in shadows and light,
delicate and dark…

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Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipe

Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipe by LA Davenport

The other day, in an independent café I shall not name, I perused the menu, unsure of what I wanted to drink. Eventually my eyes alighted on three enticing little words: Peanut Butter Smoothie.

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Peace and love to one and all

Merry Christmas from LA Davenport author of My Life as a Dog-Escape-No Way Home

I realise that Christmas is not something that we all celebrate, but the wishes of peace and joy at this time of year is universal.

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My Life as a Dog Out Now

My memoir of the life I shared with my dachshund Kevin, My Life as a Dog, is out now.

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Pre-Order My Life as a Dog

My Life as a Dog by LA Davenport in ebook and paperback

Dear reader, not only is my memoir My Life as a Dog finished, edited and ready for the world, but it is available for pre-order as an ebook on all good online books stores.

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Hounds of love

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I am happy to report that, after much blood, sweat and tears (well, some sweat and a lot of effort), my memoir of a life shared with a black and tan dachshund is coming soon.

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Dog days are here again

Kevin the Dachshund in My Life as a Dog by LA Davenport - 4

An update on writing and my next book – a memoir of my life with a dachshund called Kevin.

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Escape Everywhere!!


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Finally, after a period of exclusivity on Amazon, I am very happy to announce that my debut novel, Escape, is now available on all your favourite eBook stores.

It’s available now on Apple Books, Google Play, Kobo, and Nook, as well as on Amazon, of course.

You can find out more about Escape, and it’s how I was inspired to write it here.

L. A. Davenport
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Vintage Books: Thy Servant a Dog

Thy Servant a Dog I am no Hound any more

In the thirteenth of this series of books from my father’s collection, I chose Thy Servant a Dog, as told by Boots and edited by Rudyard Kipling.

To find out more about this book and see more pictures, go here.

L. A. Davenport
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Escape is "Amazing"!

My debut novel, Escape, has been described by readers and reviewers as “awesome” and “amazing”, and with “a plot that leaves you emotionally wrecked”…

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Find out more, and read it now, exclusively on Amazon.


L. A. Davenport
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Finding my Nook

Excitement! Intrigue!

Well, maybe not intrigue, but definitely excitement – my short story collections No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories are now available on Barnes & Noble / Nook.

See, told you it was exciting!

L. A. Davenport

PS, Escape, my debut thriller, is also out now.
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Ginger Colorado

In these trying times, what the world needs most of all is love.

Failing that, how about numbing the pain with a cocktail I invented recently on a trip into the French countryside?

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Bad Girls

Bad Girls, by M.I.A.


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No Escape

It's in my hands, it can't get away now...!

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Escape – Out Now!

I’m excited to announce that my debut novel, Escape, is out now and available as an ebook and in paperback on Amazon.

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Escape to Dream

How my heartbreak following the death of David Bowie led me to Tumblr and the inspiration for the dream sequences in my debut novel Escape.

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Five-star Inspiration

Six years ago, I went on holiday to southern Italy. I thought I was going to get away from it all, but I ended up being inspired to write my first novel.

Find out how a strange occurrence in a five-star hotel and a chance encounter with a mysterious Russian led to the genesis of my new thriller Escape.

L. A. Davenport

(I have also written about the inspiration behind my collections Dear Lucifer and Other Stories and No Way Home.)
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The Way Home

Dear reader, I have written a story-by-story explanation of the inspiration and background to all six pieces included in my collection No Way Home.

It was very enjoyable to look back at the stories in that way, as although the book was published in December and I spent the preceding two years working on it, I haven’t taken the opportunity to think in a structured way about how the pieces came about and what I wanted to do in putting them together.

So I hope you find it interesting, and feel free to ask me any questions about those or any other stories.

L. A. Davenport

(To read about the inspiration behind Dear Lucifer and Other Stories, go here.)
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How Dear Lucifer Began

I have just written a piece on the page for my collection Dear Lucifer and Other Stories on what inspired the pieces and how they came to be published in that form.

I hope you find it interesting! I shall be adding pieces on the origins of No Way Home and Escape in the coming days…

L. A. Davenport
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Escape Teaser

I have filmed and edited a teaser for my upcoming novel Escape, called Break-Up.


Break-Up from L. A. Davenport on Vimeo.


You can more read about Escape here on Pushing the Wave, or you can head over to P-Wave Press.
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Escape – Pre-Order Now

Well, finally it’s here.

The moment I can tell you, dear reader, that not only is my novel Escape finished, editing and ready for the world with its shiny cover, but it is available for pre-order, exclusively (for now) on Amazon.

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Gladys Love

“Did you know his mother’s name?”

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Crumpet

Crumpet, by Mr.B The Gentleman Rhymer



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In praise of drunkenness

“Beware, Be aware of intent-, intentions, intents, intent..ion.”

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Print out

I am super excited to announce that my books Dear Lucifer and Other Stories and No Way Home are now available as paperbacks, alongside the original shiny eBooks!

Thanks to Amazon’s lovely print service, you can order them to be delivered straight to your door, and you may even see them turn up on other catalogues.

So to get your copies, head over to my Amazon page to find out more…

L. A. Davenport
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Philip the Kitten

It’s been a frustrating, long and tiring week, and there’s only one thing that help me with my anger management issues.

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You're dead, let's disco!

Guilty pleasure: I know it’s been a long while since it finished, but Sex and the City remains one of my favourite TV shows.

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Imaginary friend

I used to have an imaginary friend, but he snored.

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Comedy

Comedy is the safety valve of a nation.

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