Lois

I am a writer living in the west of England; I have written thirteen novels, available on Amazon as e-books and paperbacks, and have just published 'Saltpans' This is the latest of the six Radwinter genealogical mysteries series, all available on Amazon - the seventh in the series due to appear in early summer. I have written seven other novels, a guide to writing, three stories for reluctant readers and two anthologies with other writers. I hope my blog will engage you with my other interests, music, family history travel, and food... Most of all I hope you engage with my writing and my thoughts on the process... at least, on my process!! You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Born in Tasmania… in 1845

Originally posted on Lois Elsden:
My great-grandfather, Louis Frederick Walford, was born in Hobart Tasmania to Samuel and Rosetta Moses. Samuel and Rosetta were Jewish entrepreneurs who had come with the in-laws, Louis and Harriet Nathan, to build a business in the thriving town of Hobart. When Samuel and Rosetta arrived in Hobart in the early 1840’s with their young children, Rosetta,…

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Foundations for learning?

Having seen how well tutorial systems can work in schools, I was keen to introduce one to the pupil referral unit where I worked before I gave up teaching to write full time. As I have mentioned previously, our young people had many issues and difficulties which we tried to address and support them to overcome in their last year of statutory education. […]

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Dancing round the Maypole

Originally posted on Lois Elsden:
Mayday has been a  holiday in Britain since 1978 when it was introduced as a bank holiday and celebration of the workers of this country; however, Mayday had been celebrated  for many hundreds of years before then. It may have started as a spring or early summer festival going back thousands of years and involves the…

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The Story of Mick… teaching Macbeth

I taught 15-16 year olds in a pupil referral unit; this is an educational establishment for young people who can’t or won’t function within the ordinary state system. We taught them in their last year of statutory education, just one year to turn them around and get them some decent exam results so they would have a realistic chance of a  future, in education, […]

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Oh dear… what a lot of work to do…

  I’m just mentioning again, the foolish thing I did unwittingly which will create a lot of unnecessary work for me. I’m just mentioning it again as a warning to others…. In an effort to do a little housekeeping, I went through my media library and deleted a lot of photos which I thought I wouldn’t use […]

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