19 04, 2024

Excellent news about the fab Proof Social but Kennington is NOT a SUBURB !

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

27 10, 2023

The Fourth Oxford Indie Book Fair: Exciting event in a great venue – November 26

By |October 27th, 2023|Categories: Art, Biography, Events, History, Kennington, Novels and short stories, Oxford, Oxford Castaways, The Oxford Times|0 Comments

Andy Severn of Oxford eBooks organised a book fair in the village where I live. I encouraged author, architect and founder of the Isle of Wight festival, Ray Foulk and publisher James Harrison to have stands. We felt the idea

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

20 07, 2023

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

By |July 20th, 2023|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 two years but is already getting good traffic. I'm one of 8000 authors who have shared five of our favorite books around a topic dear to our hearts. Below are the links to my entries. 

4 07, 2023

Oxib@The Oxford Festival of the Arts: See you on July 16?

By |July 4th, 2023|Categories: Art, Events, History, Novels and short stories, Oxford, Oxford Castaways, The Oxford Times|0 Comments

The way to the festival Marquee Oxib@The Oxford Festival of the Arts: See you there?   https://www.oxfordindiebookfair.co.uk/oxford-festival-of-the-arts-2023/   Full list of oxib exhibitors on this link   The Oxford Festival of the Arts is underway. https://artsfestivaloxford.org/ The murals were magnificent stupendous