Archive for May, 2012

JESSICA BLAIR – new novel

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 Posted in Books, News | Comments Off on JESSICA BLAIR – new novel

[caption id="attachment_942" align="aligncenter" width="179" caption="In The Silence of the Snow"][/caption] The new Jessica Blair novel due out in February 2013, published by Piatkus, an    imprint of the Little Brown Book Group. It tells of the impact of two World Wars on ...

FIFE / JESSICA BLAIR

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 Posted in Jessica Blair Country | Comments Off on FIFE / JESSICA BLAIR

Just back from Fife. First visit. Fascinating fishing harbours. Lovely backgrounds for future Jessica Blair novels. 

Jelly Babies / Jessica Blair

Thursday, May 17th, 2012 Posted in Books, Jessica Blair Country | Comments Off on Jelly Babies / Jessica Blair

I love chocolate, I really do. My home wouldn't be a home without chocolate.  It has to be savoured, lingered over, so I avoid it when I am at my computer working on my novel.  But now I have discovered ...

Lost Photograph

Monday, May 14th, 2012 Posted in Books | Comments Off on Lost Photograph

Sorry folks -  photo disappeared off the last blog, don't know why. Here it is to complete the entry Whitby looking to the East Cliff

Whitby / Jessica Blair

Monday, May 14th, 2012 Posted in Books | Comments Off on Whitby / Jessica Blair

[caption id="attachment_922" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Crow's nest"][/caption] An imitation crow's nest, high on a mast at Whitby, North Yorkshire, commemorates Captain William Scoresby Snr, Whitby's famous whaling captain of the 18th and 19th centuries who invented the crow's nest as protection for ...

Canyon Lands

Monday, May 14th, 2012 Posted in BOOKS FROM MY BOOKSHELVES | Comments Off on Canyon Lands

[caption id="attachment_912" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Monument Valley"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_914" align="alignleft" width="226" caption="Canyon Country"][/caption]   I took this book from my Bookshelves a few minutes ago. It brought  memories of my visit in the 1980s. I purchased it then and also took the  two pictures ...

The Bridge

Monday, May 14th, 2012 Posted in News | Comments Off on The Bridge

I have been watching ‘The Bridge’ on Saturday nights on BBC4. Though very dark at times, it is  skilfully written and introduces a completely new type of leading character. As it is a Swedish/Danish production it has sub titles, which ...

Have You Read Books by Kenneth Roberts?

Friday, May 11th, 2012 Posted in BOOKS FROM MY BOOKSHELVES | Comments Off on Have You Read Books by Kenneth Roberts?

I'm enjoying reading Boon Island by Kenneth Roberts again after many years. I first came across this author in the late 1930s and early 40s.   Arundel,  Lydia Bailey, Oliver Wiswell, all novels with backgrounds of early America, but most ...

Jessica Blair

Friday, May 4th, 2012 Posted in Jessica Blair Country, News | Comments Off on Jessica Blair

I have had a break from writing, though ideas for the next book  always persist.  Visited Lincolnshire (happy hunting ground when flying with 44 (Rhodesia) Squadron during the war) and Southampton.  Refreshed so now to make the computer work overtime !