Books by Glenda Young

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Corrie weekly update - Sonia and the seven year secret

I've been writing Coronation Street weekly updates since 1995 and this week's Coronation Street update has just gone live here.


This week in Corrie, a seven year secret was inserted into the show.

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Hell is other people - and trolls, mainly trolls

I don't think I've felt so melancholy in a long time about doing something I love. Something I've been doing almost every single day for almost 10 years.  Those of you who know me can guess what it is.

The internet is wonderful.

The internet is horrible. 

This week has been a horrible week. 

I've had to delete troll comments, again.

And I've had to fend off the most disgusting homophobic rant received by email from someone in Canada. This person mistook corrie.net for the official ITV Coronation Street site. Corrie.net has, and always will have, the words 'fan website' on it at the top, in large letters. This person ignored that and took out their vitriol on me, a fan. 

I receive homophobic, sexist and racist emails from Coronation Street 'fans' almost every day of the week, almost always from Canada.  I normally delete them without reply.  This week I replied, fed up to the back teeth of emails from bigots.

I'm a Coronation Street fan. I keep corrie.net and the Coronation Street Blog going and growing because I love writing about my favourite TV show. 

99.9% of fellow fans who leave comments or send message to me are great.  It's that tiny percentage who really cut to the core with their bigotry and hatred.

I don't think I've felt so melancholy in a long time about doing something I love.


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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The Sound of Music

I have a short story in The People's Friend which is on sale today, Weds 24 August 2016.  My story has also made it to the front cover.  It's a story about a woman celebrating a milestone birthday by going on The Sound of Music tour in Salzburg.

The woman in the story isn't me. No, no, she's definitely not me.  I haven't got blonde hair.

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Pedro Almodovar's new film, Julieta

To the flicks to see a preview screening of the new Pedro Almodovar film, Julieta. 

I'm a big Pedro fan, it has to be said, and jumped at the chance of being one of the first to see his new film. It didn't disappoint. 

It's a magnificent film that goes straight into my top 3 all-time favourite Almodovar films. 

These are, if you're interested:

1. Volver
2. Julieta
3. Broken Embraces

Almodovar's signature flash of red appears often in the film, it's there at every turn.

At the end of the film, as the credits rolled and the music played, people stood up to leave and walk out. I was stuck in my seat from the emotion and drama, unable to move. How could these other cinema-goers just get up and go? Had they not been watching the same film that I had? 

It's a truly magnificent film - emotional, involving, mature and grown-up. 

Fortunately, my husband loves these films too. He even wrote a blog post about them.

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Corrie weekly update - Mother Theresa with a fake tan

I've been writing Coronation Street weekly updates since 1995 and this week's Coronation Street update has just gone live here.


This week in Corrie, Gemma is a gem.

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