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Snoopy, my writing mentor

January 8, 2016


Snoopy, currently starring in Snoopy & Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie, knows a thing or two about writing and about the writing life. Here are some of the topics the bookish beagle ponders in the first edition of his wise and humourous collected works, Snoopy Stars as The World Famous Literary Ace (Ravette Books, 1988): […]

School bell

September 2, 2014


From home I can hear the school bell It rings for six-hundred children It rings for me as well Marking out the working day Measuring out the domestic duties At five to nine The children are like leaves blown by a sudden gust of wind Driven from the busy playground to the teacher Alone in […]

My father’s desk

December 18, 2012


  I AM  SITTING at my father’s desk, writing letters. It is a small desk, only 75cm wide. Just enough room to open an A4 spiral notebook. Just enough room for pen and paper and thoughts. The desk is more accurately described as an escritoire – a desk with a sloping front door, hinged at […]