Lucy Peacock

About Lucy Peacock

I am a writer and IT professional, and live in Derbyshire with my three children. Before moving to Derbyshire, I lived in Norfolk, Brighton and Spain, and did lots of jobs, including teaching, building websites and taking bets at a bookmaker's in Brighton. Currently I write stories, do IT stuff and run a (very) small publishing company.

Half Blood Blues: The verdict

Half Blood Blues: The verdict

The secretive Peak District book club were looking forward to reading this book. It has World War two, jazz and adventure (sort of): what’s not to like? But while parts of the book were quite interesting, we were disappointed with the book as a whole. I say the book as a whole – only two […]

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Book Club: a Peak District secret

Book Club: a Peak District secret

Where is this book club hiding? Derbyshire, with its wild moors and romantic scenery, is full of literary inspiration. It’s been home to writers as diverse as Hilary Mantel, DH Lawrence and Alison Uttley and has been the setting for many a classic novel. And it’s home, too, to the friendly, amusing, insightful, argumentative and […]

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Original fiction: The Book Group

Original fiction: The Book Group

The Book Group: a very short story by Lucy Peacock. The book doesn’t matter. It could be a classic, or a thriller or a third rate memoir of self-obsession – we’ll still find the story. We’ll find the good bits and the bad bits and the bits that make us laugh or cry. And we’ll […]

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Self-publishing for beginners

Self-publishing for beginners

So you’ve written your masterpiece. What now? Traditionally, you’d send it off to agent after agent, dying a little with each rejection, until either you couldn’t take it anymore, or you found an agent or publisher willing to give you a try. Self-publishing, or “vanity publishing”, was for losers, and rich losers at that. But […]

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