Archive for April, 2009

Children’s Books

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 Posted in Books | 13 Comments »

Children's Favourites chosen by five Laureates made interesting reading in today's Daily Telegraph. Prompted me to make my list from my reading in my early years:- Peter Pan And Wendy - J.M.Barrie Treasure Island -  Robert Louis Stevenson Prester John - John Buchan Black ...

GURKHAS

Saturday, April 25th, 2009 Posted in Books | 7 Comments »

Shame on the Government ! These men served this country bravely and should not be neglected.  The Home Office says it would cost too much to implement a scheme to benefit these men and their families. The Government should look ...

There’s Always A First Time ?

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 Posted in Books | 3 Comments »

My Easter break has been prolonged. It really started on the Wednesday before Easter when three of the family arrived. Maybe even before that if you count four arriving on the previous Sunday to take a cottage 2 miles from ...

Coffee !

Thursday, April 16th, 2009 Posted in Books | 5 Comments »

Ethiopian Mocha Limu. Has anyone else tried this? Menu where I tried it described it as having floral notes and hint of honey. It comes from the oldest coffee growing region in the world. I thought it was an excellent smooth coffee with a ...

Up the Boro !

Saturday, April 4th, 2009 Posted in Books | 2 Comments »

Saturday 8.30 a.m. Very dull and miserable looking outside. Hopefully it may clear as it did late yesterday afternoon. But at the moment it will be a writing day on the computer - a contrast to my day yesterday.  There ...

Day off

Friday, April 3rd, 2009 Posted in Books | 1 Comment »

A day off from writing today. Baked instead - Pineapple Fruit Cake, Syrup Cake, Fairy Cakes, 5 indivirual steamed suet puddings (raspberry jam).  But does a writer ever have a day completely away from writing? Aren't thoughts about developments in ...

New book

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009 Posted in Books, News | Comments Off on New book

Commissioned to write another book by Piatkus, imprint of the Little Brown Group. 100,000 words by February. Present title I Wept for the Morning Sun. Looking forward to writing this; developing the characters as the story unfolds which of course ...

Writers natter

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009 Posted in Books | Comments Off on Writers natter

Been at at a Romantic Novelists Association (Northern Branch) today. Good meeting. good lunch, good chatter - what more could a writer want? Yes, its true - writers can chatter as much as most, probably more so. We make up ...