busywords

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

FRANCIS DRAKE SLEPT HERE

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