Category Archives: Rant

The Undeserving Poor

My book, Ranter’s Wharf deals with issues raised about the poor in the Victorian era. Reviewer Jessie Cahalin stated that she wanted to rant ‘on behalf of her ancestors’ when she read the book. Have we learnt anything about poverty? … Continue reading

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Cruise Blues

I can imagine I will upset people with this offering. Last week we were on a cruise to the Norwegian Fjords; a treat after a really busy few months getting my latest book ready and the launch itself. We had … Continue reading

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Peculiarities of Amazon Reviews

I have written a review of After the Rising by Orna Ross, who was kind enough to send me a┬ácopy for joining the ALLI site. I have just checked Amazon and it’s not there. Now I don’t know Orna Ross … Continue reading

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Poor Children

Just lately I have been following Michael Rosen (ex children’s laureate, poet. author and educationalist) on Facebook. He cares about reading and children and is furious about the new primary curriculum. The spelling, grammar and punctuation (otherwise known as Spag) … Continue reading

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