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

Jennifer’s Choice

Last week Jennifer Macaire, author of The  Road to Alexander series, kindly reviewed The Frozen Dream on her blog and published an interview with me.  I have copied them as … Continue reading

April 11, 2018 · Leave a comment


From: Phil Jones To: Phil Jones Sent: Monday, February 05, 2018 1:36 PM Subject: CWC Annual Writing Prize   Hi Writers, It’s that time of the year again, time for … Continue reading

March 9, 2018 · Leave a comment


I’m just back from  Lanzarote in the Canaries.  I went there simply for the winter sun and it has no connection with anything I write, but I usually put something … Continue reading

January 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

Meet Mark Stibbe

The Scarlet Pimpernel has a modern day rival.  Mark Stibbe and G P Taylor will shortly be releasing their espionage adventure The Fate of Kings, set during the French Revolution.  This is … Continue reading

December 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Prize that Never Was

The War that Never Was, which was short-listed for the The Writers’ Bureau trophy at the 2017 NAWGfest at the University of Warwick last September, turned out to be the … Continue reading

November 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Meet Jennifer Macaire

  The latest guest in my meet-the author series is Jennifer Macaire, whose book The Road to Alexander will appear in the November issue of Historical Novels Review.  Meet her … Continue reading

August 23, 2017 · 1 Comment

NAWGfest 2017

TWO COMPETITIONS AND A FESTIVAL NAWG is the National Association of Writers’ Groups of which Cheltenham Writers’ Circle is a member.  If you run a writing group and you don’t … Continue reading

July 4, 2017 · Leave a comment