I was tidying up when I found a Gibson USA guitar pick, of the type I used to play my bass guitar with back in the day. I always carried a pick in my rear […]
This week Mark Easton of the BBC put Anjem Choudhary, Gandhi, and Nelson Mandela in the same breath, pointing out that Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela were extremists according to the political establishments of their […]
He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed. Albert Einstein For years, I have tried puttting cardiovascular exercise into my daily […]
A darn good read this, full of intelligent insight, and written with a degree of passion that is missing in modern day Parliament. This powerful book reveals a woman not only passionate about her political career but about serving those for whom she has been elected to do a job.
The following evening Elvis Linkthorpe slid into the Frog and Radiator amid a fug of marijuana smoke that gathered around him like a green/grey cloak. His red eyes gazed from slits at the assembled populace of Fekenham with a paranoia and magenta-tinted, biblical suspicion.
This here town in North Africa where secrets is impossible. Ain’t much, a few lanes, a few shops, cafe with a squintin’ light, goes on, off, on, off. You might see a couple beasts, cat, […]
There’s an intricate work of art at my local tube station, Manor House on the Piccadilly line, which has been under my nose for ages. Or rather several feet above it, on the platform wall, […]
Affordable housing. How often do we hear that term as a desirable outcome for a regeneration scheme? Affordable means a rent of 80% of the market rate in London. It’s a seriously small number of […]
“… Aaaand winning by a nose… iiit’ss Mistress Maryyyy!” The grey mare lunged over the winning post as the jockey victoriously raised his crop in the air. Spectators in the stands and lining the turf […]
JEFFREY SIMMONS has been involved with books for an astonishing 68 years as publisher, (W H Allen/Random House) literary agent and author. When he first got into publishing, books were by and large the work […]