It’s taken these surreal times for me to appreciate the outstanding locations and crowded book launches I've enjoyed. The most special was the launch of Oxford Castaways in the Cast Gallery of the Ashmolean which Sir Roger Bannister wound up,
For new German readers of Pinselstriche and those who have read Brushstrokes in Time and are interested in the background,Little Winter’s father is inspired by Qu Bo the famous father of the Stars artist Qu Leilei . Leilei inspired my
When Claret Press suggested my tagline should be ‘Stories for the Global Reader’ , I froze for a moment. It became obvious to me – that is what I had been writing since 1998 when I started freelance journalism
I feel a poem coming on! Only Connect Build bridges not barriers and not barriers to bridges. Build bridges over walls. Build bridges from a narrow mind to a world of potential. Build arcs of energy and empathy.
Harry King: Ramma’s NOT so Suitable Boy! A pictorial representation of Harry’s journey in search of Ramma who is in search of Ashoka who was in search of the Buddha. Why is life not simple? Harry’s Indian trip may start
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000lbh9 A dramatization of Vikram Seth’s A Suitable Boy starts on BBC1 on Sunday. In Sculpting the Elephant and Not so Black and White I tackle the problem of being a girl. In today’s BBC radio 4 Saturday Live
Around the World by Land Sea and Air – and the poetry of Black Lives Matter – in our free magazine which supports small publishers.
https://www.oxfordindiebookfair.co.uk/oxford-indie-book-fair-magazine/oibf-magazine-issue-2-july-2020/ This free magazine supports small publishing companies. We are pleased with its variety. My brother Michael Harry has just published Around The World by Land Sea and Air. ( Oxfordfolio) DO YOU KNOW OF ANYONE ELSE WHO HAS DONE THAT?
The death of George Floyd is an image of brutality that appears on an American turn table which keeps going around and around for centuries. We have no reason in this country to be complacent but there are significant differences.
Not so Black and White and Sculpting the Elephant are about the possibility, inspired by real events, that lives can be transformed for the better.
https://www.oxmag.co.uk/articles/andldquowhy-did-it-happenandrdquo/?amp Not so Black and White is about transforming lives in London and west Kenya but when Nancy Mudenyo Hunt and I were interviewed by Ox Magazine - the topic of the moment was Rhodes –so I was asked about
Are we witnessing a genuine desire to look with open minds at the British Empire ? My life and that of every Brit of all shades of skin colour is affected by its legacy. Raising interest in this history