Monday Memories – The Work of a Councillor, Pt. 2

A group of Labour members of a northern airport authority discovered a box of the ties on the back seat which they proceeded to share among themselves. Continue reading Monday Memories – The Work of a Councillor, Pt. 2

Saturday Sound-off: Who Stole my Country?

How did so many ordinary British voters come to believe that the EU, and those of its citizens who chose to make their homes in Britain, were responsible for every symptom of their country’s economic failure? Continue reading Saturday Sound-off: Who Stole my Country?

Desperate to Escape

One of the many radio programmes I remember from my childhood began with the announcement ‘Once again we stop the mighty roar of London’s traffic to bring you the stories of people who are IN TOWN TONIGHT.’ I used that memory in my recently completed novel. I imagined a young woman hearing those words in the stifling surroundings of an English provincial town in the freezing early months of 1947 and making up her mind to escape to the capital. London in 1947   I imagined, too, how a quarter of a century later she would be able to empathise … Continue reading Desperate to Escape