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A less cosy view of the NHS at work

Other people’s medical problems are intrinsically tedious and only of interest to those immediately affected, so you may well wonder why I am revisiting my recent sojourn in hospital (blog 8 April, A Personal View of the Beleaguered NHS). This … Continue reading

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A Personal View of the Beleaguered NHS

I have not written a blog for a long time now, and that is principally because I was anxious to complete my new novel The Porcupine’s Dilemma and gave myself an arbitrary deadline of Easter. The Book is done. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Calling other writers of A Certain Age

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Back to the Fray…

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Back to the Fray…

More than a month now since I took time off for reflection, and long enough to realize I shall be impossible to live with if I don’t write those other **!?** novels cavorting in my head. It’s an odd situation, … Continue reading

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Time for Reflection

Time now for a break from my current obsession with The Amazon’s Girdle. Almost all the reviews I’ve seen are five star, which is wonderful, and I am so grateful to everyone who posted on amazon’s website, or on Goodreads. … Continue reading

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My Favourite Book

“What is your all-time favourite book?” I asked. We were chatting about reading and writing, as one does. Answers were as varied as the people present: Lord of the Rings, said one; Pride and Prejudice, said another; Compton Mackenzie’s Sinister … Continue reading

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Celebrating Women at St John’s

Originally posted on Elizabeth Mapstone: It's never too late…:
Just back from a great celebration of 2000 women at St John’s College, Oxford. Somewhat disconcerting to consider that 2000 men at St John’s was a milestone reached several hundred…

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Celebrating Women at St John’s

Just back from a great celebration of 2000 women at St John’s College, Oxford. Somewhat disconcerting to consider that 2000 men at St John’s was a milestone reached several hundred years ago, while the first women were only admitted in … Continue reading

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Woof… sigh…woooof!

It is amazing me how long it takes for this Old Dog to learn the trick of posting entries on my new website. How can it be that difficult? I know how to use a keyboard, I’ve visited thousands of … Continue reading

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