Monthly Archives: January 2013

‘…they could hardly kick the ball for nuts…’

I was featured in the Lincolnshire Echo last week. They were interested in a football report I’d uncovered in Lincoln Library about Nettie Honeyball and the British Ladies. As you’ll know if you’ve read my blog before (or my Girls FC books or Here Come the Girls), I have a bit of a soft sport […]

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Just a reminder…

Just a reminder that there are still some ‘blockbusters’ left in town!

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The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea is the wealthiest area of London.  Drayton Gardens, where I go to attend Society of Authors’ meetings, is situated here*, on what is officially the 7th most expensive street in England.  The walk from South Kensington tube, along Old Brompton Road to Drayton Gardens,  is an eye-opener, especially […]


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Patron of Reading update

Blimey. You appear on TV for two minutes and everything goes crazy!  Since BBC Wales Today and ITV Wales published clips of the Patron of Reading initiative last Friday I’ve been inundated for requests from people to find out more. The fabulous Reading Zone blogged about it here. The revolutionary Reader Organisation, who edited the book […]


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A poem to celebrate the first snow of the year

Winterpoem (for Elizabeth) by Adrian Henri See the conquering hero winter comes Frost on the palmhouse windows mist covering the flowerbeds Swans somehow not frozen in their lakes Taking our walk instead in the city Out of the warm Neat     O’Cedar floor you just polished                 […]

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Busy, busy, busy…

Yikes!  What’s going on?  So many schools are contacting me asking about  author visits. Maybe it’s everyone’s New Year’s Resolution to have one. I’m not complaining, mind you; the more the merrier. My first visit is this Friday to Ysgol Esgob Morgan Primary.  Ysgol Esgob Morgan is the school where I’m patron of reading so […]

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