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

Silverwood Kobo Beforts Open Day Competition

I’m pleased to say that my yet-to-be-published novel ‘The Frozen Dream’ has been short listed for the above competition. If successful (there are 7 other entrants on the short list) … Continue reading

March 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Non-Professionals

I’ve added a memoir about my time in America as a Fulbright Scholar in the 1960’s, or as I described myself in my book ‘America Against Poverty’, ‘a foreign mercenary … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

Meet Ian Ross

When I was at school we learned about the Roman invasion of Britain in AD43 and Boadicea’s revolt in AD60 and then we drew pictures of villas and hypocausts until … Continue reading

February 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Columbus Rests Here

Perhaps, or perhaps not.   The picture above is not a Soviet bock of flats but the Faro (lighthouse) at Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic.  It is a gigantic … Continue reading

February 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

FRANCIS DRAKE SLEPT HERE

When Francis Drake sacked Santo Domingo and held it to ransom  in 1586 he stowed his cot (not his hammock) in a side chapel in the cathedral.  Below is a … Continue reading

February 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Freedom’s Pilgrim: Review

Here is a review of Freedom’s Pilgrim recently published on The Review website. Freedom’s Pilgrim: A Tudor Odyssey by Edward James Reviewed by Rob Bayliss   See below for giveaway … Continue reading

January 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,200 … Continue reading

January 12, 2015 · Leave a comment
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