The new Lydia Silverstream story: more mystery, more family history
The Subtle Thief of Youth
Words and more words"All books are either dreams or swords, you can cut, or you can drug, with words"
The 5-star Family History Mystery
Voices of Experience"And incidently do not let us despise the word. After all it is a powerful instrument; it is the means by which we convey our feelings to one another, our method of influencing other people."
Category Archives: Opinion
Or 6 essentials for the writer on holiday Wondering if you can possibly be without a book or a notepad for even a week? And what about the laptop? What’s the wifi like at your palm-fringed idyll or your remote … Continue reading
Sometimes events line up in a most surprising way, stretching coincidence to the very limits of credulity. The statisticians will tell us that it’s all pure chance, the probabilities can all be calculated and that one day the lottery draw … Continue reading
Feeling jaded? Lost the edge? Here’s an old remedy rediscovered. The days tick by and pile up into weeks and months ever more rapidly. Reminders of age and mortality come by more often – pension choices, higher premiums for travel insurance, … Continue reading
It’s an old adage that could still be relevant in war or disaster, but in our instant-messaging, over-hyped, 24-hour, socially-networked world, news of survival would probably travel faster than death. Unless you switch off. In the past 6 months or … Continue reading
A little research would have told me what was in store, but I savoured the prospect of first hand discovery and was not disappointed. The sign outside the Queens County Fairground announced simply ‘Horse Pull’, which to the uninitiated like me, … Continue reading
The goodwill and bonhomie of the 2012 festivities seem to have worn off pretty quickly in Britain. Not long ago I returned from an extended stay away from the UK – away from all things Royal, Wimbledon and Olympic. More than … Continue reading