Ah mes amis, Ca va? I read with interest Kim Wilsher’s article in Sunday’s « Observer » entitled, “Cruel despot or wise reformer? Napoleon’s two faces go on view! Soon a huge art exhibition will open in the Musée des Beaux Arts, Arras, France to convince people that I was more a statesman than a war monger! … Continue reading Napoleon goes back to school.
I had a little grin on my face when I found this picture today... It's a photo of press publicity when I won the award for the production of 'Buckets of Sunshine'. Good memories of the good old days :).
Bonjour mes amis, Today, I have some really good news I'd like to share with you! A few days ago, I have received recent news from the 'Awards For All' scheme (Big Lottery Fund) that our application for funding was successful for the production costs of my play ‘Les Vaches dans le champ.’ This means … Continue reading Hurray – My Play is Funded!
On the 31st July 1917 at 3.30am as dawn broke over the medieval town of Ypres a bloody battle unleashed that would last three months till 10th of November and leave over half a million of soldiers dead, injured or missing. Hades visited earth for those months as the senseless slaughter continued. The allies objective, … Continue reading The tragedy Passchendaele
Bonjour mes amis, On the 14th July, it's Bastille Day, the national holiday in ‘La Belle France’. However, it is celebrated in little pockets in the UK now there are so many French nationals living here and UK folk who love French culture! The day marks the storming of the Bastille in 1789, the notorious … Continue reading Bastille Day – Vive la France
I have given power-point presentations on my book ‘One Morning in May’ as well as my well known ghost stories at Shard End library, Birmingham. The audiences found the subject matter fascinating and one lady for the Mystery of Mary Ashford said I MUST contact the BBC as it is so fascinating! Please see pictures … Continue reading Mary Ashford and Ghost Stories
Hi Everyone, I wish everyone a very Happy Eid with love, light and blessings and for PEACE to reign in our hearts, minds and in the world! As Salama Alaykum. Peace be with you!
As I await funding for my play, “Les Vaches dans le champ” I have now returned in earnest to writing my new play, “All my pretty ones". I also give Power Point presentations whilst I carry on with the research and writing. It is based on the tragic events that took place at Oradour Sur … Continue reading Oradour Sur Glane
Enfin! Here is the link for the latest Napoleon YOU TUBE video where L'Empereur sends his congratulations to the newly elected French leader. https://youtu.be/BC4qNy0vzWo
200 years ago to the day on May 27th a young woman called Mary Ashford died under mysterious circumstances in a rural hamlet called Erdington which is now a suburb of Birmingham. The mystery surrounding her death has intrigued and indeed baffled historians, writers, detectives and many who have taken an interest in the case. … Continue reading The Mystery of Mary Ashford