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Rubato Reviewed

Tweet From the Balliol College Annual Record 2021 The Prisoner of Rubato Towers: Crazed Memories of Lockdown Life in the Plague Year Richard K. Heller (1966), Xerus Publishing, 2020 Seamus Perry (Professor of English Literature, Massey Fellow, and Tutor in … Continue reading

04. November 2021 by rkh
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The Light Fantastics

Tweet An animation project turned here into an illustrated story for people of 7+ Meet the Light Fantastics. This is Lady in Red. This is Green Go-to Guy. They live in two little spaces in a traffic light in the … Continue reading

03. August 2021 by rkh
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Meet Mortimer Mouse

Tweet Mortimer Mouse comes from a distinguished family of literary rodents which includes Terence Ratagain and Mousehole Proust. He lives in South-East London with Richard Heller, the distinguished man of letters, and kafkaa, the poetic cockroach, cousin of the famous … Continue reading

18. May 2021 by rkh
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A Plea For All Unknown Successors Of P G Wodehouse

Tweet Letter to Four Communications, organizers of the Bollinger Everyman PG Wodehouse Award Thank you for informing me that this year’s P G Wodehouse Prize for comic fiction is not open to self-published books. This letter is a plea for … Continue reading

08. February 2021 by rkh
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seasons greetings from kafkaa the poetic cockroach cousin to the famous archy

Tweet twas the night before christmas and in the big house the last creature stirring was mortimer mouse devising some uplifting sentiments new to fill up his masterpiece keep squeaking through the book that will soon be the talk of … Continue reading

24. December 2020 by rkh
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My new book: The Prisoner Of Rubato Towers

Tweet Xerus Publishing publishes The Prisoner Of Rubato Towers – Richard Heller’s crazed memories of lockdown life in the plague year. Publication date 21 September  Price £6.99 ISBN 978-1-8381654-0-6 Distribution: Vine House Distribution Ltd  www.vinehouseuk.co.uk • Nobel Literature prize judges re-convene … Continue reading

23. August 2020 by rkh
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White On Green review in the Cricket Society Journal Autumn 2017

Tweet Generous and perceptive analysis by John Symons One year on from the Book-Of-The-Year shortlisted Wounded Tiger: A History Of Cricket In Pakistan, Richard Heller and Peter Oborne return to the topic with a new opus which aims to “celebrate … Continue reading

15. November 2017 by rkh
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Luke Upward Discovers A French Spin On Agincourt

Tweet Luke Upward could not stand the Prince de Millecrêpes, first husband of Annie Oldiron, who later married his patron, the affable Marquis de Tarpaulin, and helped him create a “big tent” for writers in their regular Friday salons where she poured … Continue reading

01. November 2015 by rkh
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A TALE OF TEN WICKETS (more)

Tweet There were many things which Arthur Fraser used to hate about his job, but the worst of them was the lift. He worked in a tall building called Excelsior House. Both the building and its lifts were shared between … Continue reading

22. May 2014 by rkh
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A TALE OF TEN WICKETS is reprinted!

Tweet “It had always seemed unjust to Pat Hobby that his only lasting gift was for playing cricket. In fifteen years he had lost twenty-three writing jobs, four houses, two wives and many weekends, but he had never lost his … Continue reading

21. May 2014 by rkh
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