Thoughts From The River

Rippled by gentle breezes the River Wey’s khaki surface reflects sky, sunlit trees and the green of spring by the far bank. The mating calls of birds add to the promise of new life, while the tree trunks and branches scattered in recent floods are a reminder that Climate Change is nearing its tipping point…

My Local – The Highgate Bookshop

Highgate Bookshop9 Highgate High Street,Highgate, London,N6 5JRTel: 020 8348 8202 In a small village, nestled at the top of a hill in North London, sits historic Highgate Village known for its atmospheric cemetery which features in several Hammer Horror films.  Its history can be traced back to around 1354 when the Bishop of London erected a…

My Favourite Read: A Long Way from Home by Claude McKay

Claude McKay, a Black Jamaican born writer, is regarded as one of the founding fathers of Caribbean writing in English. In that sense, he is both a member of the African Diaspora as a person and, in literary terms, a part of the Diaspora of writers in English.  His most famous work, A Long Way…

Notes From A Small Office (2)

So, I laboured over my manuscript for the best part of seven years; me having a full-time job, two growing kids and, oh, a lengthy dalliance with that ol’devil called “Cancer”, meant that progress was painstakingly slow (tectonic plates grinding across the face of The Earth move faster).  But, finally, after seven years of writing,…