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

The Unreliable Witness

Who was the first person to walk from Mexico to Canada?  In fact there were three of them who reached the Gulf of St Lawrence, out of 25 who set … Continue reading

August 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Meet Kim Fleet

My guest author today is Kim Fleet, a fellow resident in Cheltenham who has written a thriller about ‘the dark side’ of our elegant town.  It is called Paternoster and is … Continue reading

July 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Meet Jo McMillan

Today my interview is with Jo McMillan, author of Motherland, part novel, part memoir of a teenage girl’s experience of late stage Communism in the English West Midlands and East Germany. … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Call of the Sea

This is the  theme for the Open Short Story Competition to be launched by Cheltenham Writers’  Circle in the New Year.  We are timing it to coincide with the hundredth … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Snow on their Boots

Among the pages on this blog you will find another short story, titled ‘Trainspotters’, written for Cheltenham Writers’ Circle as part of our commemoration of the First World War.  It … Continue reading

June 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Open Day Writing Competition is Glad to Present the 2015 Winners

The Open Day Writing Competition is Glad to Present the 2015 Winners.

May 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Winston’s Wish and the Battle of Jutland

At the last meeting of Cheltenham Writers’ Circle the chairman presented a cheque for £99 to one of the volunteers from Winston’s Wish, the national charity for bereaved children, based … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · 1 Comment
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