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

The Chocolate Soldiers

I’m proud to be a runner-up in the 2014 Graffiti short story competition, for an ‘historical’ story of up to 1000 words.  Congratulations to the winner, Christine Griffin. As befits this centennial … Continue reading

July 30, 2014 · Leave a comment


It’s here!  Freedom’s Pilgrim is out on Amazon Kindle at £2.99 .  And here is the blurb. There really was a 13 year old boy named Miles Philips who went away … Continue reading

July 22, 2014 · Leave a comment


It was in the border at the edge of the lawn, just an inch below the surface, easy to turn up with my trowel.  At first it looked like a … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ships and Secrets

I don’t intend this to be a museums blog but I’ve been to two more spectacular museums recently and although they are both well known in the UK I get … Continue reading

July 16, 2014 · Leave a comment