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

Cheltenham or Die!

It  is ten years now since I  moved to Cheltenham to beat the NHS post-code lottery.  I came here to save my life, to have an emergency operation for bowel … Continue reading

June 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Escape to Elba

Just back from a week in Elba.  Went there to brush  up on my history of Napoleon but found it a wonderful island.  I’ve been to Italy a dozen times, … Continue reading

May 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Amazon Adventure

Just back from the Amazon – the river, not the website – so here are some pictures.   Picture one is ourselves trekking through the jungle to learn survival skills, … Continue reading

February 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Freedom’s Pilgrim for Free

Yes it’s free for this week from Endeavour Press.  p Just sign up for the newsletter on http://eepurl.com/vsAN1 Offer closes on Saturday March 4th

February 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Meet again Ian Ross

  Join the blog tour to mark the publication of Ian Ross’ latest historical novel of the Roman Empire, The Mask of Command.  My contribution is on the Page titled MEET AGAIN … Continue reading

January 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Freedom’s Pilgrim relaunched

    Freedom’s Pilgrim has been relaunched with a new publisher, Endeavour Press.  It’s still at the same price (£2.99) and you can still get it on Amazon, but they … Continue reading

January 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Open Novella Competition

Christmas has come early!  I’ve just had news that I have won 2nd prize in the National Association of Writers’ Groups Open Novella Competition.  The prize is £200 towards the … Continue reading

December 10, 2016 · Leave a comment