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

Meet Debbie Young

Debbie Young, author, speaker, festival organiser, group leader for the Alliance of Independent  Authors and much more recently spoke to us at the Cheltenham Writers’ Circle on the topic of … Continue reading

May 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Steaming into Broadway

The Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Steam Railway has achieved its dream of reopening the service between Cheltenham and Broadway and I took the trip last week with fellow members of the … Continue reading

April 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

Jennifer’s Choice

Last week Jennifer Macaire, author of The  Road to Alexander series, kindly reviewed The Frozen Dream on her blog and published an interview with me.  I have copied them as … Continue reading

April 11, 2018 · 1 Comment

ANNUAL WRITING COMPETITION

From: Phil Jones To: Phil Jones Sent: Monday, February 05, 2018 1:36 PM Subject: CWC Annual Writing Prize   Hi Writers, It’s that time of the year again, time for … Continue reading

March 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

ISLAND OF FIRE

I’m just back from  Lanzarote in the Canaries.  I went there simply for the winter sun and it has no connection with anything I write, but I usually put something … Continue reading

January 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

Meet Mark Stibbe

The Scarlet Pimpernel has a modern day rival.  Mark Stibbe and G P Taylor will shortly be releasing their espionage adventure The Fate of Kings, set during the French Revolution.  This is … Continue reading

December 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Prize that Never Was

The War that Never Was, which was short-listed for the The Writers’ Bureau trophy at the 2017 NAWGfest at the University of Warwick last September, turned out to be the … Continue reading

November 12, 2017 · Leave a comment