17 07, 2024

Politics, Lives, Page Turners:  The Courage of Claret Press publishing Sylvia Vetta and Pen Farthing  

By |July 17th, 2024|Categories: Ai Weiwei, China, Art & History, Cultural Appropriation, Events, Lost History, Novels and short stories|0 Comments

Politics, Lives, Page Turners:  The Courage of Claret Press publishing Sylvia Vetta and Pen Farthing   and the joy of the Oxford Indie Book Fair. I love my publishers new book mark. It sums up what Claret Press is about.

1 06, 2024

Have you discovered Shepherd.com? It’s a research tool and an asset for authors.

By |June 1st, 2024|Categories: Art, Ashoka, Biography, Buddhism, China, Art & History, History, India, Lost History, Mixed relationships, Novels and short stories, Oxford, Shepherd.com|0 Comments

Shepherd.com has only been established for three years but is already getting good traffic. I'm one of 9,000 authors who have shared five of our favorite books around a topic dear to our hearts. Below are the links to my entries. 

8 05, 2024

My epic story based on the Beijing Spring(1979). Evidence that Brushstrokes in Time is still selling

By |May 8th, 2024|Categories: Ai Weiwei, China, Art & History, Lost History, Novels and short stories, Oxford Castaways|0 Comments

https://www.bbc.com/mediacentre/proginfo/2024/17/the-invention-of I agree with Misha Glenny. It’s important. We need to know about the history of China. That was why I spent 6 years researching the Beijing Spring of 1979, the Stars Art Movement, the birth of the Democracy Movement

19 04, 2024

Excellent news about the fab Proof Social but Kennington is NOT a SUBURB but is the site of a world championship

By |April 19th, 2024|Categories: Events, Kennington, Lost History, Novels and short stories, Oxford, The Oxford Times|0 Comments

https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/24256468.oxford-bakery-named-among-best-bakeries-britain/ Excellent news but I object to my village being called a SUBURB by the Oxford Mail! Oxford would love it to be but Kennington has always resisted the take over. My whodunit, Current of Death is inspired by the

13 08, 2023

The Banality of Evil. We need to confront it closer to home.

By |August 13th, 2023|Categories: Biography, History, Lost History|0 Comments

My book group chose to read Isabella Bird’s A Lady’s life in the Rockies. https://www.virago.co.uk/titles/isabella-l-bird/a-ladys-life-in-the-rocky-mountains/9780860682677/ Born in 1831, Isabella, daughter of an English clergyman took a solo trip from San Francisco to the Rocky Mountains. It’s likely that the producers