busywords

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

Blood, Ice and Honour

My latest page is not another piece of autobiography – it’s set in the 15th century! It was inspired by a holiday I spent in Greenland looking for remains of … Continue reading

August 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Nerve Gas Boys

Most of my work in the RAF was secret, but that was nearly 60 years ago and it has now all been long in the public domain.  Nonetheless neither my … Continue reading

August 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Not in my Name/Tell us about the Peace

Time for two poems.  The first, ‘Not in my Name’, is about my experience as a ‘demo virgin’ in the anti-war march against the Iraq war.  The British attack on … Continue reading

August 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Big Pit

This week I visited The Big Pit, a coal mine in South Wales (Blaenavon) which closed in 1979 and reopened as a museum in 1983.  Visitors go underground to the … Continue reading

August 9, 2013 · Leave a comment