There is just enough detail to bring a face, a room, or a street to life without over burdening the reader with too much dull description. Continue reading Bringing Fresh Light to the Japanese ‘Enlightenment’
However interesting a journey might seem, it quickly becomes boring if undertaken too often. Continue reading Where Are You Going?
If, by some magic, I could be with you now, I could show you what the future might hold. But that is not possible. It all depends on the choices you make. I hope you make the right ones. Continue reading No-one can Predict the Future
[His] paintings illustrate his sense of fun. But they are also expressions of the life and humanity to be found beneath the skin of a conventional portrait. Continue reading Writer, Artist, Typographer: My Conversation With Johannes Kerkhoven.
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