What have you been doing to cheer yourself up this wintry season?
How nice to find oneself rubbing shoulders with Alan Bennett. On a bookshelf in a bookshop, that is. Copies of my book The Road to Civitella 1944 placed next to Bennett’s Keeping On – Keeping On. I have met the good man at a book signing at Bath Literature Festival a few years’ back, his… Read More Font-astic!
It’s not often you have the chance, outside of London, to hear a renowned percussionist play a rare concerto for vibraphone by a Brazilian composer and percussionist. So when the programme for the Spring Concert for North Wiltshire Symphony Orchestra (NWSO) came out, I leaped at the chance to hear Sacha Johnson play Concerto No… Read More The rhythm of life
I’ve been writing the odd limerick for ages, mostly to include in people’s birthday, leaving or retirement cards. I think the personal touch is appreciated and recipients usually laugh when they read them; and I don’t think it’s just being polite. However, I’m not sure how wise it is to be planning a whole book… Read More There was a