Monthly Archives: August 2013

Book Spine Poems

A double offering today! I came across this idea on the excellent blog of my friend and fellow writer Chloe Banks: Made by the Potter The simple but fun idea is that you create a ‘poem’ (in the loosest possible … Continue reading

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Origins of Words and Phrases

Today’s offering is something I came across on a TV programme recently, and takes us back to the wondrous days of yore               If you visited St Paul’s Cathedral in London a few centuries … Continue reading

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Aquila

I contribute the occasional article to Aquila: a really good, fun and informative magazine that I discovered in my dentist’s waiting room a few years ago! It’s the sort of magazine I’d have devoured as a child, so I’m really … Continue reading

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Robert Louis Stevenson II

Another nugget from Across the Plains, Stevenson’s account of his train journey to the west of America in the second half of the nineteenth century. Those who l know me know I have a special affinity for Cornwall. It’s part … Continue reading

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Me Again!

Book 3 of the Secrets & Spies series by Jo Macualey (me!) is now out. It’s called Inferno. Our heroine Beth Johnson, together with her friends Will and Ralph, once again attempt to foil the plotting of the evil Sir … Continue reading

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Robert Louis Stevenson

I’ve been dipping into Across the Plains by the above (much under-rated, in my opinion) author. Admittedly, mainly because I could get it free on my Kindle! It’s about a train journey he made to America’s relatively recently opened up … Continue reading

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Another Voyage Around My Childhood

I was on my travels today and did something I’ve been meaning to do for years – revisit the park where I spent so many hours of my youth. As is so often the case when revisiting the past, it … Continue reading

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