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Blog Tour: Veronica's Bird [review + guest post]

Today I am really excited to be on the blog tour for Veronica Bird and Richard Newman’s new novel, Veronica’s Bird, with my thoughts and a guest post from Veronica about what life was like growing up as one of NINE children! 1,536 more words

Book Review

Chapter Forty Two ~ sentence is finally pronounced

Having pleaded guilty to all the charges against me, not that there had really been any other option, I would at least get the maximum advantage from the scaled reduction which applied at the time for my sentence. 3,501 more words


Chapter Forty One ~ Christmas cheer but no beer

Another new pad mate had arrived. An older chap this time, rather everyday looking, with everyday amounts of belongings and everyday if unexpected manners. He was so, ‘everyday’, I didn’t quite know what to do with him. 1,986 more words


The Affinity of Silence and Subjugation

In the society of Victorian Britain women were always silent; left without a voice in terms of politics, science, religion, history and even without a say over the direction of their own lives. 1,747 more words

Chapter Forty ~ close encounters of a gross kind

The complexities of life and human nature were rarely exposed within a prison society although they were blatantly begging for some form of consideration. Perhaps that was just me? 3,841 more words


Chapter Thirty Eight ~ caught up in the court system

The normal early morning, noisy prison routine, had been set in motion with Richard and his ablutions, the kettle was boiling for tea and so I dragged myself off my bunk to join in the game. 3,750 more words


Chapter Thirty Seven ~ the slow road to recovery

In its own way, being part of the prison workshop team had been the beginning of a new chapter of life, albeit a custodial one. The only down side had been the animosity which Richard seemed to hold for my going off each morning. 3,204 more words