The Foolish Wisdom Of The Wise

The Foolish Wisdom Of The Wise

On reading the recent articles in the press, there was an incredible amount of delusion concerning both Brady and Hindley. It’s amazing how people like Lord Longford and David Astor insisted on Hindley’s good character, her newly reformed self and her absolute right to freedom, even going so far as to label her a political prisoner. How absurd of David Astor to draw comparisons between … Continue reading The Foolish Wisdom Of The Wise

resting place of anton sviridenko

Resting Place Of Anton Sviridenko

On October 25 1941, Anton Andreyevich Sviridenko, in Red Army uniform, embraced his son, four daughters and wife, Anna Semyonovna, wriggled into his rucksack and walked out his door. His family never saw him again, his daughter Vera Antonovna, often told her grandson Alexey. She had been 17 years old when her 41 year-old father marched off to the Great Patriotic War from their village … Continue reading Resting Place Of Anton Sviridenko

How To Edit Your Book Into A Page Turning Novel

How Do You Edit Your Book Into A Page Turning Novel

Ask any editor or agent on the lookout for new work what they are looking for and they will tell you they’ll know it when they see it. What they mean is, they want to find a book that grabs them from the first line, paragraph or page and doesn’t let go. They will give you all sorts of info about genres they are interested … Continue reading How Do You Edit Your Book Into A Page Turning Novel

grandma - she's a detective at heart

Grandma – She’s A Detective At Heart

Write about what you know, they say, and that seems to be broadly true. Yet, knowing something can be more subtle than one would think. Sure, an author writing about medieval castles and goblins might not have much experience dealing with them – especially goblins, which are so hard to find these days. And knowing a bit about murder might be useful when you’re writing … Continue reading Grandma – She’s A Detective At Heart

Version Of An Icelandic Tale – Part VI Of Pictures Of The Lost

  Now let’s recount a sailor’s tale, Of a village girl who made her way to town to come to sit with mayor and crown, she went to the best balls, swam in a diamond sea of hopes. She was happy to be free, or so she thought, and so she was momentarily, Many times, till one night she swam with a dolphin in the … Continue reading Version Of An Icelandic Tale – Part VI Of Pictures Of The Lost