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The literary life of EDWARD JAMES, author,reviewer, occasional poet and former pension adviser to the government of Kyrgyzstan

The Flying Norseman

Wandering airliners are in the news, so I decided to post a brief memoir of my first venture into long-haul flight in 1970 (I went to America and back in … Continue reading

April 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Meet Liza Perrat

My interview today is with the Australian author,  Liza Perrat, who lives in and writes about France.  I have already reviewed her novel Wolfsangel on my BOOK REVIEWS page.  Go to the … Continue reading

March 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Alexander the Great and the French Resistance

I now have a book reviews page on my blog.  The first book, ‘Colossus’, about Alexander the Great, has already been featured in an earlier post.  My second book is … Continue reading

March 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Friends of Cheltenham Festivals

I’m a Friend of  the Cheltenham Festivals, which means I get priority booking and a small discount on my tickets.  I’ve also been selected for a Focus Group to explore … Continue reading

February 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Charlton Kings Local History Society

Two days ago I was elected to the committee of Charlton Kings Local History Society, which was very kind of them considering that at that point I wasn’t even a … Continue reading

February 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

World Book Night

Once again I am a Giver on World Book Night (23 April).   The book I am giving away is Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith.  It was ‘the thriller … Continue reading

February 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Book Reviews

So far the only book reviews I  have published have been for Historical Novels Review, the journal of the Historical Novel Society, for which I am one of the UK … Continue reading

February 1, 2014 · Leave a comment
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