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Happy Chinese New Year – Gong Xi Fai Cai – from Singapore

Happy Chinese New Year – Gong Xi Fai Cai – from Singapore

Today is the start of the Chinese New Year. Here in Singapore, it is marked with a two day national holiday. It’s being celebrated by the majority of the population as the Chinese account for 76% of the inhabitants in this multicultural city-state. The date of the Chinese New Year is determined by the Chinese calendar… Continue reading…

Happy Christmas from Singapore

Happy Christmas from Singapore

We have finally moved to Singapore after months of frantic activity and precious little activity on this blog. I feel bad about that, so to make amends here is a super sized blog with oodles of photos and a brief account of how we’ve ended up moving half way across the world.      … Continue reading…

Shoreham book talks on Blood and Bandages – fighting for life in the RAMC Field Ambulance 1940 -1946.

Shoreham book talks on Blood and Bandages – fighting for life in the RAMC Field Ambulance 1940 -1946.

This is a seriously busy week. Besides Tom’s home-schooling and sorting out what to take to Singapore, I will be preparing two brilliant talks on my book, Blood and Bandages – fighting for life in the RAMC Field Ambulance 1940 -1946. These entertaining and informative talks will be about the book, its theme and how… Continue reading…

Live Facebook feed of Blood and Bandages launch party – 28th April 2017 at 6.45pm (BST)

Live Facebook feed of Blood and Bandages launch party – 28th April 2017 at 6.45pm (BST)

In place of this week’s final episode of the inside story of writing Blood and Bandages – fighting for life in a RAMC Field Ambulance 1940-1946, there will be a live Facebook feed of tonight’s book launch. To watch tonight’s events, you only need to click on the link above or copy and paste the following… Continue reading…

Part five of the inside story of writing Blood and Bandages – fighting for life in a RAMC Field Ambulance 1940-1946

Part five of the inside story of writing Blood and Bandages – fighting for life in a RAMC Field Ambulance 1940-1946

I couldn’t finish the book. However, Karl French had identified one outstanding chapter. I tweaked that and prepared a pitch, synopsis and a CV. Although I had created something to show, I lacked the confidence and skill to sell the book in person. Luckily, I had my good friend, Sandra Clark, to turn to. Sandra was… Continue reading…

Part two of the inside story of writing Blood and Bandages – fighting for life in a RAMC Field Ambulance 1940-1946.

I fudged it. I couldn’t give up scriptwriting. I loved it too much but neither could I ignore my new found obligation. Pragmatism was required, so in my naviety I just added, ‘write Bill’s book,’ to my to-do list.  I determined to give it 100% effort to match that given by those of whom I… Continue reading…

Part one of the inside story of writing Blood and Bandages – fighting for life in the RAMC Field Ambulance 1940-1946

Part one of the inside story of writing Blood and Bandages – fighting for life in the RAMC Field Ambulance 1940-1946

I never meant to write a book. In 2009, the year I met William Earl, I was still basking in the glory of graduating from the University of the Arts London with an MA in screenwriting. The MA had awakened a passion for writing original screenplays and within a year of graduating, two of my… Continue reading…

Blood and Bandages – Fighting for life in the RAMC Field Ambulance 1940-1946

Blood and Bandages – Fighting for life in the RAMC Field Ambulance 1940-1946

Hello. It’s great to see you. I’m sorry I’ve been gone a while but I’ve been finishing this…     William Earl’s and my book!     Do you remember back in March I posted on visiting the London Book Fair to sell the book? Well, I met three publishers and one of them, Ian… Continue reading…