Camel Wood

Camel Wood is an amalgam of many woods and woodlands and forests I’ve walked through. It is a large area of old woodland which exists only in my imagination but is so vivid and believable that it is easy to describe it when I write. Those of you who have read my novel ‘The Stalking of Rosa Czekov’ will know what […]

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The sea, the sea…

Water is my natural element, I think I could swim before I could walk, and as a child I spent hours and hours in swimming pools, in, on and by the river, and in the sea whenever I could. I posted earlier about the tragedy of the little boy who fell into the sea near us here in Somerset, and now […]

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Where there’s a Will…

In a previous post I mentioned Dr John Kennedy Will, who was in charge of what we would now call a hospital but in the nineteenth century was called a lunatic asylum, in Bethnal Green. I was writing about a patient of his, but I think Dr Wills would be an interesting person to investigate. His wife was Ella […]

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