Le chagrin et la pitié

Le chagrin et la pitié

My father joined up in 1939 when he was 14 and towards the end of the war became a driver. He chauffeured a British General into Paris in 1944 and at first enjoyed the sights and sounds of a free city. But he was struck by the horror of the scene of a young girl being...

July 21

One of the key things as a writer seems to be the Art of Waiting. They say that having written some piece you should distance yourself from it, to wait until you approach it again either to edit or to proceed. This can be torturous, especially if you are well into the...

July 15

It all comes down to money a lot of people say and to a certain extent that’s true. I can afford to write because I have the time and my mortgage is paid. I work part-time and so can cover some expenses. I most certainly don’t write to make money! Of...

July 13

As promised on this sunniest of Fridays, a look into my 1920s research. I have been to The British Library many times and have found so much of interest there. you need to scour their catalogue and find what interests you then reserve it on line for a set date. turn...