TSL provides an outlet for voices which would not otherwise have a chance to get heard. Continue reading Educator, Historian, Publisher: a conversation with Anne Samson
A cloud crosses the sun. I shiver at the sudden drop in temperature. The clapping of wings tells me the crows have departed. Continue reading Feeding the Crows: Fiction for Halloween
The book has recently been reissued by the UK independent publisher TSL Books. The publisher specialises in taking on books and authors who find it difficult to gain the attention of agents and traditional publishers. Most are gems deserving of a wide audience. Johannes Kerkhoven’s book is one such Continue reading Forgiveness happens only when we forgive ourselves
So exhausted, they were unable to run fast enough to escape the swords and battle axes of their pursuers. Continue reading Today in History: Death of Sir Francis Cosby in the battle of Glenmalure
I’ll begin with a disclaimer. The author of the article to which I am about to link, though going by the name ‘Frank’, is not me. I wish I had his ability to construct an argument. He is in fact Frank Kennan, the owner of Roundwood House, a rescued Georgian home, now an upmarket hotel and restaurant a few miles from my home. Within the grounds Frank has established a library dedicated to “a general understanding of the development of civilisation and to celebrate those individuals who successfully climbed onto the shoulders of millions to give us something new and … Continue reading The Misappropriation of our Rights
I don’t write series’. I find it hrd enough getting past 50k words to complete a novel. Some people, however, have the knack of recording the details of a full life in two or three long episodes that are, nevertheless … Continue reading The Long View of History
Today she joins the Duke of Edinburgh as another departed giant of British and international affairs. Continue reading The Passing of a Giant of Politics – a brief Tribute to Shirley Williams
Temperatures will be below average throughout the coming week with hard frosts occurring at night early in the week, and returning again later in the week and into the weekend.” Brrrr – not good news for the garden! Continue reading A Weekend Walk in the Garden – One Year On.
Our part is to learn from those mistakes, those inhumanities, to root out discrimination, greed, selfishness, and criminality, and make our society and the world a better, fairer, safer place. Continue reading Sanitising our history – and why we shouldn’t.
The young Mortimer was left in charge, assisted by William Scrope. Like Strongbow and De Lacy after Henry II, they were kept busy putting down rebellions, burning and plundering, especially in Ulster. Continue reading The Marauding Mortimers #4: Roger Mortimer, Heir to the Throne