New Website. Arthur Conan Doyle

I've had a busy but productive few days working on my websites.   My poetry & Stories site has had an upgrade, I think it's easier now to get around and it has a nice clean look to it ...   Plus I have created an Arthur Conan Doyle site my from my … Continue reading New Website. Arthur Conan Doyle


5 star review of Anne Bronte

Without the Veil Between, Anne Brontë: A Fine and Subtle Spirit by D.M. Denton My rating: 5 of 5 stars Of the three books I've read of Diane's, this is now my favourite but that's not to lessen the other two as they shall both be read again. Anne Brontë comes through as a leading … Continue reading 5 star review of Anne Bronte

Arthur Conan Doyle

I've spent a wonderful Sunday morning unboxing all my Arthur Conan Doyle. Some of them have been cooped up for over 3 years and now they can breathe. I've forgotten some of the things I had, including an LP of Basil Rathbone reading The Lost World and a lovely little book by his uncle Richard … Continue reading Arthur Conan Doyle

English, the trickiest language you ever did see.

I came across this while reading Melvyn Bragg's "The Adventure of English: 500AD to 2000." I rather liked it and found a fuller version on the internet 🙂 ~ We'll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes; But the plural of ox should be oxen, not oxes.   Then one fowl is goose, … Continue reading English, the trickiest language you ever did see.


I've taken another step into the social media arena. I've created an Instagram account and here it is ... It's mainly for my little poems/quotes thoughts and reflections and most shall be handwritten. Thanks for reading 🙂

Idleness, Reluctance & Apprehension

One word to sum up the progress of my next book ... Idle   However, having said that, I think perhaps the idleness was needed. I have printed a good chunk of my poems and they've been sitting on a bookshelf, resting, awaiting my attentions. I look at the pile everyday and know I won't … Continue reading Idleness, Reluctance & Apprehension

Two 5 Star Reviews of After the Rain

My poetry book, After the Rain, has had its first two reviews! 🙂 Here is Diane Denton's review from Goodreads. ~ I’ve been following Martin Shone’s blog, taken pleasure, been reassured and inspired by his poetry for many years. I keep his first two collections close by and often pick them up to randomly open … Continue reading Two 5 Star Reviews of After the Rain