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

Meet Louise Fein

Today is publication day for the ebook version of Louise Fein’s novel People Like Us, a poignant story of young love in Nazi Germany, between the daughter of a Nazi functionary … Continue reading

May 7, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Hopeful Travellers (Revisited)

  Once again illegal immigrants are in the news.  I have updated my page on the Hopeful Travellers and you will find it on this blog under the title The … Continue reading

October 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

History on Ice

Historical  novelists are attracted to ice, not just in their whisky.  In this month’s issue of Historical Novels Review (August 2019) you will find an article by myself, reproduced as a … Continue reading

August 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

Happy Anniversary

This is the fifth anniversary of the publication of Freedom’s Pilgrim.  It has had a tortuous history, being first published by myself on Amazon and then republished by Endeavour Press … Continue reading

July 27, 2019 · Leave a comment


The village of Hallsands in Devon is best known for having been swept into the sea in 1917, but it is also the place where Anthea and I had our … Continue reading

May 15, 2019 · Leave a comment


No visit to Japan can be complete without visiting the Peace Park in Hiroshima to remember the day that changed the history of mankind.

April 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

Castles and Temples

For my second Japanese theme I have chosen castles and temples.  These are obviously not representative of modern Japan but they are an important part of the Japanese heritage.

April 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

Blossom Time in Japan

I I took so many pics on my visit to Japan that I’ve sorted them into themes which I’ll post separately.  Since I went there in March to see the … Continue reading

April 21, 2019 · 1 Comment

What a Lot of Rubbish!

Have you ever thought what happens to all the rubbish that you put out to be collected by the binmen?  I decided to find out and organised a visit on … Continue reading

March 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

Meet Rod Griffiths

  My latest guest in my MEET series is Professor Rod Griffiths, who was Professor of Public Health at Birmingham  University before becoming an author and the founder of Black … Continue reading

February 28, 2019 · Leave a comment