Eric Ravilious, 1903-1942, artist, designer, book illustrator, and one of the first official war artists appointed by the War Artists Advisory Committee (WAAC) in 1939. This long-awaited exhibition – postponed due to Covid, will be a treat for fans of the artist, and a great introduction to those who do not know Ravilious and the… Read More Roll on Ravilious!
A new paperback edition of my book The Little Book of Wiltshire published by The History Press is due out in the summer. I’m pleased with the new cover which is very colourful and appealing – with a hint of the old GWR railway posters. I have updated a few entries and included a few… Read More More Little Books
The Salisbury Short Story Prize 2019 shortlist was announced today. Story length for the competition was 500 words – quite a challenge if you are not, like me, used to writing much flash fiction. Pleased to say that I am one of the six named on the shortlist. The theme was ‘Rivers’ which was fortunate… Read More Fly fishing on the river Usk
Even though I did not win the Hall & Woodhouse DLF (DorchesterLitFest) Writing Award, it was still worth the effort of travelling down to Dorset for the ceremony. The beautiful light and airy function room on the first floor of the Duchess of Cornwall Inn in Poundbury was full of supporters, judges and guests, eager… Read More A glass of fizz and a book prize
100 Stories: 2nd Sensory Book Out Now Chris Fielden’s Sensorially Challenged Volume 2 has been released this week. This is the 9th book published via his writing challenges. The book supports a marvellous organisation called The National Literacy Trust, an independent charity dedicated to giving disadvantaged children literacy skills. I am pleased to announce that my Sensorially… Read More A plethora of adjectives & adverbs
Pleased to hear this morning that The Road to Civitella 1944 has reached the shortlist of four books for the Hall & Woodhouse DLF Writing Prize (Dorchester Literary Festival). Looking forward to visiting Poundbury for the event at the Duchess of Cornwall on 18 July when the winner will be announced. twitter dorchlitfest https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Event/Dorchlitfest/posts/ Dorchester… Read More Shortlisted