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I realise that some people who are only interested in fiction can be a little daunted by the (La)TeX information on this site, so I've created a public Facebook Page that just has literary, events and local information on it. I also have a Goodreads Author Profile.

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January 2016

Update: glossaries v4.21 released.
New package glossaries-extra v1.0 uploaded to CTAN.
Update: LaTeX for Administrative Work v1.2 (minor corrections).
Update: datatool v2.25 released.
Update: datetime2-english v1.02 released.
Update: datatool v2.24 released.
I now have an author profile on GoodReads.
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What's In a Name?

I often get asked where does the name "Dickimaw" come from, so I thought I'd add a note about it here. I moved to Norfolk in the mid 1990s, but although I wasn't bred and born here I can claim to have a few drops (albeit very diluted) of Norfolk blood as my maternal grandfather's maternal grandfather was a Yarmouth man. Anyway, I have become very fond of the place and joined the Friends of Norfolk Dialect. I wanted to choose a name that was somehow inspired by Norfolk. There are lots of Canary this and Wherry that around, so instead I thought about the Norfolk expression "Heh yar fa’r got a dickey, bor?" and decided to merge the last two words, but an Internet search showed up quite a few hits for that, so I changed the masculine "bor" to the feminine "maw". Hence Dickimaw. Dew yew keep a' troshin!

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