More Books Than Bikinis

More Books Than Bikinis

They say a good writer should also be a good reader, so I suppose I must have been off to a good start when I had already learnt to read before beginning school. In those days Ladybird books, in the Peter and Jane series were the bread and butter for early readers. On...
Firm Foundations

Firm Foundations

Firm Foundations Some followers of the Phoenix Quest appear to possess expertise in the building trade and offer ‘useful’ advice: ‘Expect the worst.’ ‘The timescales will overrun.’ ‘The budget will blow.’ Since these Doubting Thomases do not have access to a crystal...
Room with A View

Room with A View

Room with a View The feature photograph is not quite the Florentine view of E. M Forster’s River Arno and this post is not to be confused with that story, nor the 1980’s Merchant Ivory classic film adaptation of his Edwardian tale, A Room with a View. Of the ever...

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