A Day Of Two Casseroles

I am very grateful to fellow blogger Derrick Knight for reading I Belong to No One and talking about it in his recent post. Doesn’t the cover draw the eye on this post! Derrick’s career was in Social Work and personal therapy, and he chaired three adoption/fostering panels. So glad my memoir passed muster with him! The UK sales are going well, both eBook and Paperback. My publisher and agent are delighted, and they are not easily impressed. Thanks to everyone for such support. It’s available from all High Street bookshops, Tesco, and the regular online retailers if you would like to take a peek.

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Jackie drove me to and from New Milton Station today to facilitate my visit to Wolf and Luci in Clapham. From Waterloo I took the Northern Line underground to Clapham South and walked from there to Hambalt Road. I returned via Clapham Common.

‘Mister God, this is Anna’, by Sydney Hopkins under the pseudonym Fynn is a beautiful fable about a little girl whose ‘middle’ or essential spiritual core enables her to bear and surmount her experience as an abused runaway.

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On my up journey today I finished reading ‘I Belong to No One’ by Gwen Wilson. What makes this personal memoir stand out is that the author is gifted writer whose creativity shines through her story told with deep honesty about her own feelings, and a sensitivity to those who fell short in caring for, or mistreated, her.

Albeit on the other side of the world, I have considerable…

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BOOK REVIEW: The Man Who Saved Smithy

Australians love the story of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith, the man whose name is immortalised at Sydney airport. To many, he was simply "Smithy", a larrikin with a cheeky grin and a zest for living, famed for his 1928 crossing from California to Brisbane in his three-engined Fokker, the Southern Cross. It was an immense distance, and over water … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Man Who Saved Smithy