Tuesday, 31 May 2016
HELLO from Great Marton, my neighbourhood on the Fylde coast of Lancashire beside the Irish Sea, writes Roy Edmonds.
At last it feels like summer which, for me, hopefully brings pleasant afternoons and evenings playing or watching tennis and cricket in picturesque locations.
Where better to let your spirit travel further and higher, with glimpses into other lives and worlds that reading can bring? It also helps us understand our own lives better and those of people about us, sharing fears and dangers, joys and pleasures.
Ed Black, my close collaborator on this uplifting literary website, is now in the full swing of their tourist season on the Aegean - at his Black Velvet grille and cocktail bar, in the Old Harbour at Paradiseo, as he calls his island. He, too, sends his regards and hopes to post to you soon.
Whether you're away on holiday or at home relaxing, we have pages of entertainment - see right column - that will transport you elsewhere and lighten your spirit.
There are also extracts of books and stand-alone stories on our Story/Chapter page.
Most books are novels but there is also humorous memoir from around the world with more travel experiences on the Memoir page.
Last, but not least, the heart can take further flight on our Poem page, to which contributions are welcome.
So, happy reading!
Enjoy your summer, wherever you may be.