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


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


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

Meet Jennifer Macaire

  The latest guest in my meet-the author series is Jennifer Macaire, whose book The Road to Alexander will appear in the November issue of Historical Novels Review.  Meet her … Continue reading

August 23, 2017 · 1 Comment

NAWGfest 2017

TWO COMPETITIONS AND A FESTIVAL NAWG is the National Association of Writers’ Groups of which Cheltenham Writers’ Circle is a member.  If you run a writing group and you don’t … Continue reading

July 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

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 · 1 Comment