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The Block

A blog for authors and readers by publishers. By Wordsmack - a South African speculative science fiction publisher. Wordsmack accepts short stories, novellas and novels on a year-long submissions basis.

Persuasion - Jane Austen I decided I needed to read some Jane Austen and this was definitely a brilliant choice. It wasn't a story I knew (like most of the other Austen's) and I thought it compelling and moving. Like most books of that time, a bit slow, but once you're in it you can't put it down.