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On hope and desire

Posted by Simon Parke, 25 Sep 2016

I was conscious recently that hope had got me into a little trouble.

And I think this is what happened.

(Just in case hope has ever got you into trouble. You know, when you say, ‘That’s the trouble with hope – it’s the feeling of being let down! Better to give up hope completely!’)...

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My present personal crisis

Posted by Simon Parke, 22 Sep 2016

So I’m not writing a book.

Not currently.

And this is unusual…

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On meeting the author

Posted by Simon Parke, 21 Sep 2016

I recently encountered some people who were off to meet a famous author.

They were very excited at the prospect; but my first thought (and probably my second as well) was to wonder why?...

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Cover of A (Very) Public School Murder

My latest book A (Very) Public School Murder is published on 19 May by Marylebone House. Abbot Peter and his niece DI Tamsin Shah, investigate murder when the local school’s Headmaster, Jamie King, is found dead at the bottom of Stormhaven’s famous white cliffs. Read more and pre-order your copy.

Simon's Mindful Lifebelts app

Mindful Lifebelts is an app to help when life is difficult; or preferably, to prevent it becoming so. The short meditations come in both written and audio form, spoken by Simon.

A contemplative few days based around Simon's book, The Beautiful Life, now republished as The Journey Home. The retreat features meditation, silence, community and teaching.

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