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

Plus ca Change

I’ve added some pages to my blog, to display some of my short stories, articles, poems and extracts from my novels. To begin with I’ve made a page for the … Continue reading

April 25, 2013 · 1 Comment

World Book Night

Yesterday was World Book Night – the night that hundreds of ‘givers’ throughout the UK give away free books. I have been a giver since the scheme was launched 3 … Continue reading

April 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

The silver Platter

Our trophy is a silver platter, awarded annually.

April 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

Plus ca Change

  That is the short story which won me first prize in the Cheltenham Writer’s Circle annual writing competition earlier this week.  It is drawn from life, being the tale … Continue reading

April 17, 2013 · Leave a comment


I’ve called my blog Busywords because I’ve been busy with words all my life; as a student at Oxford, a university lecturer in Birmingham,a Fulbright Scholar in the USA, a … Continue reading

April 14, 2013 · 1 Comment


I’ve called this blog Busywords partly because all the other Edward Jameses out there have have taken  up all the wordpress blog titles with variations on their name and more … Continue reading

April 10, 2013 · Leave a comment