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Saying goodbye to unhappiness

Posted by Simon Parke, 28 Apr 2016

Our unhappiness doesn’t make us…but it does reveal us.

Unhappiness arrives early in life but may not grip until mid-twenties or middle age.

It can bide its time until donning the unpleasant clothes of anxiety, depression or fear…

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An abbot reviewed

Posted by Simon Parke, 27 Apr 2016

I don’t know what you thought of it.

But here’s the most recent Amazon review for ‘The Director’s Cut’:

‘I just love this quirky series with the dysfunctional uncle and niece…

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Looking for truth

Posted by Simon Parke, 26 Apr 2016

My poem of the week is by Tung-Shan, a Chinese Zen Master from the 9th century.

Ancient…but reassuringly contemporary.

It’s translated by Stephen Mitchell.

Looking for truth…

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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.

You’re invited to the book launch of my latest Abbot Peter mystery, A (Very) Public School Murder, in the beautiful cathedral close in Salisbury. It’s an afternoon event and will include a half hour talk from me, a Q&A, refreshments – and crucially, the book itself, the day before publication.

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