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Tribute: young people show the way

Tribute: young people show the way

An extensive tribute to the young people of Parkland and others around the US with quotes and photos including the March for Our Lives... Read more on Worlds Apart.

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Gender transgression and the binary nature of a women’s day

Gender transgression and the binary nature of a women’s day

The fact that an International Women’s Day is eminently binary is troubling. It might just be words playing tricks on us, but it is worth exploring... There are very good grounds to celebrate and encourage those who push back the boundaries of what being a woman or girl means.... Read more on  Worlds Apart.

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Women's Day 2018

Women’s Day 2018

A gallery of women to honour the 2018 International Women's Day.  See the gallery on Worlds Apart.

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Trump misses his target

Trump misses his target

Not everybody, no matter how bloated their ego or how bent on destruction their followers, is suited to head a country. Read more on Worlds Apart.

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Brexit and ensuing fantasies

Brexit and ensuing fantasies

Brexit, what better illustration of how a new word can become the vehicle for so much wishful thinking, so many fantasies and such terrible nightmares, as well as a festering breeding-ground for divisive thinking and extreme ideologies… Read more on Worlds Apart.

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Order your copy of Stories People Tell

Order your copy of Stories People Tell

You can now order your copy of Stories People Tell either in print or ebook format. Click for details including sample chapters. 

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Hymn to the power of girls

Hymn to the Power of Girls

Why is this performance of Karl Jenkins’ Adiemus by the Carmina Slovenica girls choir so deeply moving? ... Read more and watch the video on Author’s Notes.

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Stories People Tell

The galley proof arrives

Just received the galley proof of Stories People Tell. Details can be found here: stories-people-tell.com

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I'm an alien

Thoughts: I’m an alien and proud to be one

(...) Rather than berating ourselves for our foreignness and suffering at being different or worrying we are going crazy, why not relish the strength and the heightened discernment that feeling alien brings... Read more on Author's Notes.

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Short story: Being English

Short story: Being English

As I finish the layout of my new book, Stories People Tell and embark on the final re-read before sending the book to the printers, I wrote a new short piece entitled Being English.