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Julia Thorley






When her husband retires, Julia Thorley starts to keep a diary for her own amusement. She doesn’t tell Clive, in case he starts to do daft things on purpose. She needn’t have worried.


This is the record of that first year, a period of transition for both of them, bringing laughter, irritation, frustration and negotiation as they find a new way to live together.


Thank heaven for the allotment.

A Sparge Bag on the Washing Line is published by  3P Publishing.


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About Julia Thorley

I am originally from Staffordshire, but I'm based in Northamptonshire, a county I'm happy to call home. I write and edit articles and features for non-fiction magazines and journals, and books. On the fiction front, I have won prizes in local and national competitions, including through Writing Magazine, the Association of Freelance Writers and the H E Bates Short Story Competition.

I offer freelance editorial support to a wide range of clients, on books, magazines and other published projects, including: websites; origination and copywriting; editing; proofreading; project management; crosswords and other puzzles; UK/American English co-editions; and competition judging. I run creative writing workshops and take part in podcasts, if I'm lucky enough to be asked.

I am an author and a member of the Association of Freelance Writers, Northants Authors and Corby Collective Poets, and have been a trustee of arts organisation Deep Roots Tall Trees.

Not only that, but I can also sing a little, dance a little, play the piano and the ukulele, and sit in the Lotus position, though not necessarily all at the same time.

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