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

Meet Ian Ross

When I was at school we learned about the Roman invasion of Britain in AD43 and Boadicea’s revolt in AD60 and then we drew pictures of villas and hypocausts until … Continue reading

February 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Columbus Rests Here

Perhaps, or perhaps not.   The picture above is not a Soviet bock of flats but the Faro (lighthouse) at Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic.  It is a gigantic … Continue reading

February 10, 2015 · Leave a comment


When Francis Drake sacked Santo Domingo and held it to ransom  in 1586 he stowed his cot (not his hammock) in a side chapel in the cathedral.  Below is a … Continue reading

February 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Freedom’s Pilgrim: Review

Here is a review of Freedom’s Pilgrim recently published on The Review website. Freedom’s Pilgrim: A Tudor Odyssey by Edward James Reviewed by Rob Bayliss   See below for giveaway … Continue reading

January 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,200 … Continue reading

January 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

2014 Christmas Blog Hop

The 2014 Blog Hop is now live.  Choose from the links below. 2014 Christmas Tour  

December 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

An Accidental Virgin

This is the title of a Christmas story you will find among the pages on this blog.  I assure that it is very family-friendly. It is  based on an incident … Continue reading

December 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.