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

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

In Between

If you go to the page on this blog you can find my short story ‘In Between’ which was a runner up in the recent Graffiti short story competition.  It … Continue reading

February 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

Africa’s furthest west

The most westerly country in Africa and probably its smallest (half a million people) is the Cape Verde islands, a relic of Portugal’s seaborne empire now an independent republic and … Continue reading

February 6, 2019 · Leave a comment


Five writers from Cheltenham Writers’ Forum were at the Suffolks Fayre in Cheltenham on Bank Holiday Sunday to sell our wares.  It poured with rain, helped along by a strong … Continue reading

August 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Freedom’s Pilgrim Returns

Freedom’s Pilgrim has had a publishing history almost as chequered as the adventures of its hero.  After being published on Amazon it was taken up by Endeavour Press only to … Continue reading

August 5, 2018 · Leave a comment