The Third Age Chronicles

** The sequel to my 3rd Age trilogy, AMPLE MAKE THIS BED is finished and with the publisher. The cover design is almost ready – just last minute tweaks. The book  will soon be available as a paperback or an ebook from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Booklocker.com or through any bookstore. Your comments and previews […]

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THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH – My Book of the Month. May

May 13, 2019

Richard Flanagan’s novel was short-listed for the Man Booker Prize of 2014 and I can see why. It’s a mesmerising story of how one man’s flight from an impossible situation led to an even worse one and how he somehow managed to survive it at great cost. A doctor, Dorrigo Evans, falls in love with […]

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ALONE IN BERLIN- My Movie of the Month – May

May 6, 2019

From the opening shots, there is an inevitable feeling of dread about this true story of bereaved German parents, whose only son dies fighting in Hitler’s war. They decide to engage in a tiny act of subversion, in protest against the Nazi propaganda machine. At first, the wife objects to her husband’s plan to write […]

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To Fix or Not to Fix – Last Minute Publication Glitch

April 30, 2019

 I thought things were going too smoothly with my new novel publication – and I was right. All the proof reading was done at last and all the changes and edits were finished. The cover design had gone through several versions but ended being much better than I’d hoped. And yesterday, Ali, my book editor […]

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JUGGLING WITH PLAYS – updates, APRIL, 2019

April 22, 2019

My political farce,WHISTLEBLOWERS, has been ‘in development,’ as they say in the trade, for over two years . It has been doing the rounds of theatre companies here in Canada and the UK and piling up the rejections. Too large a cast, they all say – good idea but we can’t afford to take a […]

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FROM AGE-ING TO SAGE-ING – My April Book of the Month

April 15, 2019

From Age-ing to Sage-ing by Schachter-Shalomi & Miller. They call it ‘a revolutionary approach to growing older.’ How to change yourself from an irrelevant member of an ageing society into a sought-out sage; an elder of the community. Through a process Shalomi calls ‘spiritual eldering’ he describes how many people because of their advanced age […]

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