busywords

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

The Impossible Walk

I’ve decided to ┬ástart a third novel – which isn’t to say I will finish it. ┬áSo I’ve written the Prologue which you will find on this blog as a … Continue reading

July 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

THE GUNS THAT DIDN’T GET THROUGH

The Battle of Hastings wasn’t fought at Hastings and William the Conqueror didn’t land here (the events took place at Battle and Pevensey respectively), but Hastings in Sussex does have … Continue reading

July 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Birmingham Back-to-Backs

The back-to-backs were a type of working class housing which was common in the cities of Northern England and the Midlands in the 19th century and most of which have … Continue reading

July 10, 2016 · Leave a comment