Wendy Bradley
Wendy Bradley grew up in Sheffield and did a Drama degree at Bangor university where her contemporaries included Danny Boyle and Frances Barber. Logically, therefore, after a spell as a drama teacher she spent the bulk of her career as a tax inspector. From 2007 she was the HMRC Impact Assessment programme manager, quality assuring the application of cost-benefit analysis to proposed tax changes.

She retired from HMRC in March 2012 and is currently studying at Sheffield University’s Law Department for a PhD in tax simplification and better regulation. She also writes, and writes about, science fiction and fantasy. She was Interzone magazine’s TV critic and had a brief career as publisher and editor of Farthing, a small press science fiction magazine. She has a schrodinger’s cat of a novel which has been on a New York publisher’s desk for, oh, seven years or so now. She’s undecided what result she would prefer if he ever opens the box. She is currently working on a near-future novel about an economic apocalypse and a doughty tax inspector heroine trying to save the world.

Blog Entries by Wendy Bradley

Why Oliver Letwin is Wrong, Wrong, Wrong about Consultation

(0) Comments | Posted 13 December 2012 | (19:51)

The cameras weren't working, so you won't see it on TV. And unfortunately the sound recording seems to have been made by someone kicking their heels against the table, so you're unlikely to hear it on the radio either. But Oliver Letwin's appearance before the House of Lords Secondary Legislation...

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The Other Half of the Skyfall

(0) Comments | Posted 29 October 2012 | (20:38)

First of all, don't read this if you haven't already seen Skyfall, the new Bond movie. No, seriously, off you go - bookmark it to come back to after you've been to the cinema. You'll thank me later.

Sam Mendes, of course, is welcome to read this whenever...

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Ada Lovelace Day

(0) Comments | Posted 16 October 2012 | (01:09)

I love living in the future.

Let me explain. I was born in 1956, one of the cohort who hit the age of 56 this year. I've always been a science fiction fan, which is how I first heard of Ada Lovelace. Not that she's a science fictional character, of...

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