Posts by adminphil

The Value of a Good Book

I was looking through a selection of quotes recently on what books mean to their readers, and as you can...

Life and death in a lost Eden

I SPENT much of the month of June at my home in the borderlands where there are no queues at...

I Was Nearly a Film Star

In terms of being a ‘star’, the title is a little misleading, but on a couple of occasions I was...

Darkness at the edge of freedom

THE Coronavirus lockdown is now two months old. We are accustomed to a ‘new normal’ and dream of the lives...

A Distant Pale Blue Dot

I mentioned in a previous blog that I would devote some of my lockdown time to rereading a collection of...

Jack Finney

Although I already read several books a week, some fully and many others partly, I have set myself the task...

Two Kind Ladies

With the coronavirus epidemic now sweeping the world, it is little wonder that many of the people in each country...

The Lost Manuscript

I watched a quiz show recently, which featured a group of famous writers, including Jilly Cooper, the bestselling author of...

Irish Writers – Sam McAughtry

I’ve finished the first draft of Varakite, the third book in the Timecrack adventure series, in which one of my...

The Pickpocket

During a lifetime of travelling to a cross-section of fascinating countries around the world, I’ve heard the many warnings about...

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