My fellow oxib organiser, James Harrison was on BBC Radio Oxford last night being interviewed with the artist John Buckley who created the famous Headington shark. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0bsy6nh and forward to 6.35 to hear James and John. I was privileged to castaway John on Oxtopia. Inspired by the Headington Shark , ‘Expecting the Unexpected’ is a theme of my memoir. One of oxib’s sponsors, Holywell Press, printed two advanced copies to send to two well-known experts whose endorsements we hope to have on the cover.
One of the reasons why this not-exceptional woman is writing her memoir Food of Love is because I haven’t come across significant accounts written by or about white women married to men of colour. We tend to be ignored. In these divisive times , I hope my point of view can add nuance and even a touch of kindness. I respect my parents’ tolerance at a time when marriages like mine and Atam’s were regarded as shameful by many . In the pic below they are with my brother Mike’s in -laws.
I’ll take one as a browser copy to the oxib fair on Saturday. It’s a kind of work of art with illustrations provided by my grandchildren & artist friends including Korky Paul and Weimin He who along with John Buckley will be at the Indie Book Fair on Saturday.John surprised us. A maquette of a sculpture by John planned for Broad Street Oxford will be seen in public for the first time . Do come and see us. 50 exhibitors and the programme below. Go to the website for the complete list.