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
Did they have fiddles (the musical instruments that is) in Tudor times and if so could a ship’s boy have owned one? I asked myself this because the teenage hero … Continue reading
I’ve been back to the Mary Rose Museum at Portsmouth Dockyard (see my earlier post on the Mary Rose) and saw the Dockyard’s latest ‘attraction’, the last surviving vessel from … Continue reading
Did America have concentration camps in World War II? Some Japanese evidently thought so, for they built a memorial to one at Crystal City in Texas. To read more about … Continue reading
Tomorrow is World Book Night and as usual I will be among the 10,000 ‘givers’. My title is ‘Queen’s Gambit’ by Elizabeth Freemantle, based on the life of Katherine Parr, … Continue reading
The short list of 8 has now been whittled down to 3. Sadly there is no third prize, so somebody is going to leave empty-handed.