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Twists in the tales

Diana Wynne Jones editor
Hidden Turnings
Douglas Hill, Tanith Lee, Robert Westall, Garry Kilworth, Lisa Tuttle, Diana Wynne Jones, Mary Rayner, Geraldine Harris, Helen Cresswell, Emma Ball, Roger Zelazny, Terry Pratchett… 1,229 more words


The Magic of Stories About Christmas

One of my earliest memories of Christmas was when a favourite aunt (who always gave us wonderful presents) gave my sister and I each a copy of Clement Moore’s famous poem… 688 more words

Desert Island Books

As I’m new to blogging I thought I’d do a simple one to ease myself in. Basically a list of my favourite eight books.

I don’t know how familiar most people are with the concept of Desert Island Discs but having been raised in a Radio 4 kind of family it’s something I often think about. 1,014 more words


Lunchtime Concert

The second in our series of lunchtime concerts at Blandford’s St Peter and Paul Church in the Market Square.

This concert features music and theatre by performers from Bryanston School. 43 more words


Born Today in 1929

Robert Atkinson Westall (7 October 1929 – 15 April 1993) was a British author, teacher and journalist best known for his children’s fiction, although he also wrote non-fiction and wrote specifically for adults. 16 more words



Hi Folks, and to all you other dads and grandads celebrating Father’s Day today, have a good one.  I will.

Here’s a diary entry dating back nine years to my early retirement, which came about through my post being axed during a reshuffle.  560 more words