Archive for August, 2013

A Writer and a Camera

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 Posted in Books, Jessica Blair Country | Comments Off on A Writer and a Camera

A camera can be a useful assistant to a writer. Photographs of people can help when creating characters; scenes can help with backgrounds and so on. They can help recall, so that what may have faded in the mind can ...

Jessica Blair Country and a Writer’s Mind.

Friday, August 16th, 2013 Posted in Books, Jessica Blair Country | Comments Off on Jessica Blair Country and a Writer’s Mind.

I've had a couple of days off from my writing but the novel I'm writing was still buzzing in my mind. Now I'm back to it and my characters have welcomed me. Yesterday I went to Scarborough and had beautiful ...

Jessica Blair seeks calm waters

Sunday, August 11th, 2013 Posted in Books | Comments Off on Jessica Blair seeks calm waters

Ran into a little rough sea in the early afternoon today. The morning had gone well with the writing floating along smoothly. Then the trouble; the immediate way ahead was not totally clear though the distant destination was. However the ...

A Book On My Bookshelves

Saturday, August 10th, 2013 Posted in Books, BOOKS FROM MY BOOKSHELVES | Comments Off on A Book On My Bookshelves

I have recently placed on my bookshelves DAM BUSTERS FAILED TO RETURN by Robert Owen, Steve Darlow, Sean Feast and Arthur Thorning, published by Fighting High. Many books have been written about 617 Squadron that was formed especially to destroy ...

Beating A Deadline

Thursday, August 8th, 2013 Posted in Books, BOOKS FROM MY BOOKSHELVES, Jessica Blair Country | Comments Off on Beating A Deadline

My on-going contribution to my new novel has been interrupted for a week in order for me to concentrate on checking the proof copy of A TAPESTRY OF DREAMS which will be published in February. It is concentrated work looking ...

Jessica Blair and wartime sagas

Thursday, August 1st, 2013 Posted in Books, BOOKS FROM MY BOOKSHELVES | Comments Off on Jessica Blair and wartime sagas

I recently watched on TV Appointment in London starring Dirk Bogarde and Dinah Sheridan. It was released in 1952 after being filmed at RAF Upwood.  While appropriate in one sense, its title gives no hint that this film is set on ...