Sunday, 2 June 2019

The Tigers Come At Night


AH, June is upon us and yet, here on the blustery Irish Sea coast, there's rain in the warm air with gale-force winds threatening. Still, the cricket world cup is on and this is generally a green and pleasant land. In hearty Lancashire we don't complain . . .

As I write this I've just finished some gentle tai-chi exercises while listening to a little light opera. The oriental stretches are used by my mystery-series hero Sam Stone to relax from his thrilling and romantic adventures but, for me, they ease arthritic joints.
Like our books on this light-literary website, the music was uplifting and inspiring, a selection I enjoy from Les Miserables sung by Alfie Boe and Michael Ball; especially the song I Dreamed A Dream - from which this month's home post gets its title (above).
So inspiring, in fact, that I have added some abridged lines to our Poem page (see near top of right column), with a note relating to the Stone series.
The setting for our latest publication, The Mystery of Mister Blues, is also Paris - as well as our Fylde coast where reporter Stone resides. Its opening pages are on our Chapter/Story page.
Meanwhile, a sixth Stone book is close to completion and being revised with a view to publication in late summer. There is also a book of light-hearted memoir, anecdote and jottings under way entitled Borrowed Times - see our Books page for all publications including those still only in the pipeline.

So, dear reader, we wish you a pleasant summer  wherever you are in the world and remember, you're never alone with a book . . .
It's where we share our dreams.

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Birthday Boy!


IT'S only a matter of life and death . . . this merry month of May

Saturday, 30 March 2019

Welcome, Mister Blues!

DEAR readers, we were warned earlier this month by Google administrators of this website that it  might be affected by the closure of Google+.

Friday, 1 March 2019

Foolish Finish?


DEAR readers, we've been warned by administrators this website and its free reading might be affected by closure of Google+ but technicalities they outline are too complicated for simple retired journalists. Changes may occur from April 2 over which we have no control.

Friday, 1 February 2019

Chilling Out!


HELLO and best wishes to readers, wherever you are. Interest in this non-profit-making website has grown
in places as diverse as the United States and the Middle East, while we welcome regular visitors from still further east.

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Happy New Year!


THE portents are good for 2019, especially after many had expected a catastrophic past year. So, let's be optimistic!

Saturday, 22 December 2018

Seasonal Greetings!


A MERRY Christmas to all our readers, wherever they are and whatever their faiths - we wish you well!