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book two: The Index of Lost Colours

The Index of Lost Colours is a novel about the recurring power of first love, and is set in South Wales, the North of England, and London. 213 more words

Writing

Abstract Greens - Maggie Thatcher Milk Snatcher

Maggie Thatcher was a Milk Snatcher
Or so my father said
When I lived in Loanhead
1984
She destroyed the miners
Going to school life was so cruel…

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Music

writing short

I’m expecting to finish the first draft of book two, The Index of Lost Colours, this week, four weeks after starting it. I make no claim to having achieved anything extraordinary – what I had was a window of time, when book one is being copy-edited, which would have been foolish to have lost. 258 more words

Writing

Still the Enemy Within (2014)

Film review of the documentary about the 1984-1985 British Miner’s strike, written and directed by Owen Gower.

Director: Owen Gower. Bad Bonobo (15)

Cast and credits… 758 more words

Reviews

Chapter 15: A View to a Kill - Part 3

On March 5th it will be exactly thirty years since Britain’s miners marched back to work at the end of their titanic struggle to preserve their jobs and communities. 2,074 more words

Politics & Current Affairs

A View to a Kill - The End of the Miners' Strike: Part 2

On March 5th it will be exactly thirty years since Britain’s miners marched back to work at the end of their titanic struggle to preserve their jobs and communities. 3,059 more words

Politics & Current Affairs

Anarchy in the UK

In which The Author remembers a story from the bad old days

This week, former mining communities right across the UK are marking the thirtieth anniversary of the end of The Strike. 610 more words

Nostalgia