The Year the Swans Came –

Growing up amidst cobblestone walkways of an ancient city, best friends Ruth and Maidy live next door to one another. Stunningly beautiful, Ruth has always insisted she will marry Pieter, Maidy’s eldest brother, only to have him vanish the year swans first visit the city. Is his disappearance linked to the arrival of the swans, … Continue reading The Year the Swans Came –

What’s in a name?

To those of you who on occasions scan my musings I hope over the past six months, I’ve managed to keep you royally entertained. Long may it continue – I hear you shout. Nevertheless, the be-all and end all of a author’s life is to sell books and despite the brilliant reviews for ‘The Year … Continue reading What’s in a name?

Be Bold and Break the Mould

Is the watchword for the fabulous Ursula Williams so for anyone sufffering from the doldrums do listen as she chats to four guests about their technicolour past. In this episode I welcome four of my absolute favourite guest to a chat about their adventures and plans for the future. Come and listen to Barbara Spencer sharing … Continue reading Be Bold and Break the Mould

In Pursuit of Fame?

Why does an otherwise normal person decide to commit their life to writing a book? The answer to that question would form a vast mound of paper because we all have different reasons for setting pen to paper. This week BBC 4 showed the first of several programmes about Ernest Hemingway, one of the heavyweights … Continue reading In Pursuit of Fame?


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