My rating: 4 of 5 stars This final book in the trilogy by A H M Beattie concludes what has been a deeply personal adventure which the author captures superbly. With the first book dealing with her birth mother and the second with her adopted mother, Beattie turns in this third book to her own… Read More Book Review: The Adopted Child’s Story by A.H.M. Beattie
The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler My rating: 2 of 5 stars Quite honestly, despite looking forward to reading a book I’d heard so much about and thought of as a brilliant idea, I found Ensler’s ‘Vagina Monologues’ awful in the extreme. The principle idea was a superb one – giving voice to women who… Read More Book Review: The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler
From my opinion column written for the Egremont 2Day newspaper. If you’ve not seen the Dress Illusion which went viral on the internet recently then I have to wonder where you’ve been hiding. The illusion – where some people see a white and gold dress while others very definitely see only blue and black –… Read More Will ‘that dress’ makes us better people?
The local paper I write for, Egremont 2Day, has begun the slow process of getting its website up-to-date and presentable. This means several of my articles are now available to read. Here’s a few of my last… Coming to a Graveyard near you! Odd one this yet I’ve ended up writing about the unusual activity… Read More Latest posts from E2D
I stood at the back door of the house, trembling, looking into the blackness which almost oozed out of the windows like a giant leech. I was here again after so many years. What brought me back, I had asked myself, but the question remained unanswered. I had broken free of its grip a long… Read More Day 3 – A Life Lived Through Stories: Ghost