Monthly Archives: October 2015


Tristram Hunt spoke about his book Ten Cities that made an Empire at the Yeovil Literary Festival this week. Amongst the key cities of the British Empire featured in Hunt’s book are Hong Kong and Liverpool, two cities I have … Continue reading

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The Yeovil Community Arts Association (YCAA) Book Group meets at the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil every month with two books to discuss, to debate, often to disagree and generally give each chosen book a good airing amongst a group of … Continue reading

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A Biography Workshop

On Sunday 11th  October I went to a writing workshop – The Biographer’s Tale – with the Writer-in-Residence at Coleridge Cottage in Nether Stowey, Rose Collis. It was an informative afternoon, the only problem was that publicity had not hit … Continue reading

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Literary Festivals in Somerset

In Somerset both Yeovil and Taunton have Literary Festivals coming shortly. Yeovil’s is at the end of October – the 28th through to 1st November – and Taunton’s for three weeks in November, the 7th to 28th of the month. … Continue reading

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Yesterday we walked along the South West Coast Path, the one that goes along the Bristol Channel Somerset shore from Minehead to Steart joining the River Parrett Trail. It passes Hinkley Point, only now it is diverted round the power … Continue reading

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