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

The Open Day Writing Competition is Glad to Present the 2015 Winners

The Open Day Writing Competition is Glad to Present the 2015 Winners.

May 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Winston’s Wish and the Battle of Jutland

At the last meeting of Cheltenham Writers’ Circle the chairman presented a cheque for £99 to one of the volunteers from Winston’s Wish, the national charity for bereaved children, based … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · 1 Comment


Did they have fiddles (the musical instruments that is) in Tudor times and if so could a ship’s boy have owned one?  I asked myself this because the teenage hero … Continue reading

May 13, 2015 · 1 Comment


I’ve been back to the Mary Rose  Museum at Portsmouth Dockyard (see my earlier post on the Mary Rose) and saw the Dockyard’s latest ‘attraction’, the last surviving vessel from … Continue reading

May 12, 2015 · Leave a comment


Did America have concentration camps in World War II?  Some Japanese evidently thought so, for they built a memorial to one at Crystal City in Texas. To read more about … Continue reading

May 2, 2015 · 1 Comment