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

New England

Just two photos from my recent trip

October 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Halloween Tale

I’ve published a chilling little tale for Halloween on this blog –  see my page HIDE AND SEEK.  Two delinquent teenagers discover more than they expected. And here is a … Continue reading

October 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Meet Judith Starkston

My guest author this month is Judith Starkston, whose book Hand of Fire you will find reviewed elsewhere on this blog (Book reviews:Hand of Fire).  Judith has re-told the story of … Continue reading

September 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Book Reviews: Hand of Fire

My book review today is Hand of Fire by Judith Starkston, a retelling of the story of Briseis, the slave girl who caused the quarrel between Achilles and Agamemnon in … Continue reading

September 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Crossword Triumph

I’ve at last won a crossword competition – the cryptic crossword in The Literary Review (I recommend it) and what better prize for a resident of Gloucestershire than the trilogy … Continue reading

August 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Chocolate Soldiers

I’m proud to be a runner-up in the 2014 Graffiti short story competition, for an ‘historical’ story of up to 1000 words.  Congratulations to the winner, Christine Griffin. As befits this centennial … Continue reading

July 30, 2014 · Leave a comment


It’s here!  Freedom’s Pilgrim is out on Amazon Kindle at £2.99 .  And here is the blurb. There really was a 13 year old boy named Miles Philips who went away … Continue reading

July 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

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