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

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 · 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