busywords

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

Bluecoat Girls

One hundred years ago my mother went on a scholarship from an elementary school in Lambeth, south London, to become a boarder at Christ’s Hospital, one of England’s most prestigious … Continue reading

March 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Arabian Sands

I took 180  photos on my trip across the Wah’habi Sands in Oman last month but I have restrained myself and I’m sharing only six with you here. The sands … Continue reading

March 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Meet Helene Hewett

My guest this month on the ‘MEET . . . ‘  pages of  this blog is not an author but a bookseller.  Helene  Hewett opened The Suffolk Anthology, Cheltenham’s  independent … Continue reading

March 9, 2016 · Leave a comment