This Sceptred Isle

This Sceptred Isle is my first attempt at writing any kind of long creative fiction. I’m planning to write at least one chapter a month, and this page will collect them together for ease of use. Alternatively check out the tag for the posts. I’ve not really any idea how well this will work, but I’m going to give a damn good (half-arsed) go. Before we kick off you should note that This Sceptred Isle is licensed differently from the rest of the site. Maybe that’s overkill, but what the hell. I hope you enjoy my brainfart.

If you’d like to do something with this text (setting it on fire is an option), then mail me at neil[at] as a courtesy por favor! Your links to the original blog posts and good ol’ txt files are below:

Chapter 1 HTML TXT

I’m releasing This Sceptred Isle under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales Licence. What does that mean? It means that…

You are free:

to copy, distribute, display, and perform the work
to make derivative works
Under the following conditions:

Attribution — You must give the original author credit.
Non-Commercial — You may not use this work for commercial purposes.
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With the understanding that:

Waiver — Any of the above conditions can be waived if you get permission from the copyright holder.
Other Rights — In no way are any of the following rights affected by the license:
Your fair dealing or fair use rights;
The author’s moral rights;
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Notice — For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the licence terms of this work.

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This Sceptred Isle by Neil Holmes is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales License.
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  1. Pingback: This Sceptred Isle – Chapter 1 | Stuporcollider

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