Thursday, 5 October 2017

Autumn's Blowing At Our Door


HELLO, this is Roy Edmonds posting to you from the blustery Lancashire coast of the Irish Sea. It's blowing a gale on the Fylde, our area of North-West England.
Mature sycamores and poplars are bending like saplings behind our home in Great Marton, although safely a couple of miles inland in the oldest part of the popular Victorian resort of Blackpool.
However, it's still a green and pleasant land without extremes of weather experienced by many of our readers across the globe. We wish you well and bring more reading entertainment on this non-profit, light-literary website started by retired journalists tired of bad news.
We hear much of tragedies, suffering and loss, yet little of everyday survival, victories of human endeavour, of generous or courageous spiritedness which makes our world so enduring and great.
Here on this uplifting website we concentrate on stories and sentiments to comfort and hopefully inspire.
Last week, in autumnal sunshine, we travelled north up the coast to former fishing port Fleetwood. I was celebrating the publication of Voyage of Discovery (see Books page), while combining a pub reunion with old colleagues with a visit to seafood restaurant The Trafalgar, marking half a century in the same family's management.
I'm also pleased to have completed the first draft of the third and latest Sam Stone investigation, entitled On The Dark Side (bottom of Books page). This is set largely in the more refined south of our coast at Lytham St. Annes, though also featuring boisterous Blackpool and Fleetwood.
The first chapters may appear soon on our Story/Chapter page. Meanwhile, there will also be diverse updates to our Memoir and Poem pages.
This is a good time to settle down with a book, wherever you might reside. Those listed here can be read free through extracts but also bought if wished, on Kindle or in paperbacks sponsored by the British Arts Council. Any purchases contribute to the running of this website and other overheads but do not profit the authors who write for pleasure, ours and yours.
We hope you enjoy them and that, by their optimistic nature, they bring more mutual understanding, joy and peace into our world.
Happy reading!

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