busywords

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

Don’t Cry for me, Kyrghiztan

The story on the latest page on my blog is clearly not autobiographical, although it was inspired by the time I spent in Kyrghistan in  Central Asia.  I took part … Continue reading

October 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Wild Albania

My latest page, ‘ Wild Albania’, is a short piece that I read at the Gloucestershire Writers’ Network (Glosnet) event at the Cheltenham Festival of Literature a couple of years … Continue reading

October 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

What did the Romans do for us?

You could go to the British Museum to find out, or you could go to Bristol Museum.  The BM is sending 168 items from its Roman collections on tour, first … Continue reading

October 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hillside Voices 2013

The 2013 edition of the Cheltenham Writers’ Circle anthology, Hillside Voices, was launched on October 12 with a series of readings at the Playhouse, Cheltenham.  This year’s edition is sold … Continue reading

October 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

The War That Never Was

When I left university I was sure of two things – I would get a job (graduate unemployment was virtually unknown) and there would be a war, a war in … Continue reading

October 12, 2013 · Leave a comment