Writing No-go Areas: Politics, Religion, and Sex

I've learned by experience that one misconstrued adjective about a leading politician, even in jest, leads to the loss of hundreds of  Social Media followers.  And where would we be without our Social Media friends?

As Brexit looms, hard or soft, who knows? It is very tempting to let rip about how I feel about the UK leaving the EU.  I live in Jersey, Channel Islands, our rock nestles off the coast of mighty France.  So close you can almost smell the freshly baked croissants.  If I shout, bon matin tout le monde from our north coast, I can expect to hear a rallying cry of bonjour mon ami echoing back across the 14 mile stretch of La Manche (English Channel) that separates us.  Jersey may not be politically entwined with the UK, but I feel we are bracing ourselves for less of the bon accord we have so enjoyed for many years.

The 2017 Jersey Festival of Words

Wednesday September 27th - Sunday 1st October 2017 I feel very privileged to live on the small, but beautiful, island of Jersey.  However in the past, getting on and off our sceptred isle to track down literary events anywhere, has often presented a logistical challenge.  Not anymore, since 2015 we have been spoilt. The Jersey Festival... Continue Reading →

Holiday Read Number One: A Quiet Place by Peggy Boleat

Peggy Boleat (1922-2014) I so wish I had met Peggy Boleat having just read her extraordinary and raw account of her life in Jersey during the German occupation of the Channel Islands in the Second World War.  My life in Jersey started in 1981.  Our paths could have so easily crossed. Peggy suffered from TB of... Continue Reading →

The Blonde Plotters at the 2017 Jersey Festival of Words

As I nervously await news about my current work-in-progress and whether it will swim or drown in the slush pile, the 2017 Jersey Festival of Words (Wednesday 27th September and Sunday October 1st) will soon be upon us to take my mind off the impending doom. A great opportunity for Islanders to be inspired by the literary... Continue Reading →

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

google-site-verification: google4077c37459f03773.html
%d bloggers like this: