Today is National Writing Day

and funnily enough I'm celebrating by writing! Although I'm currently working on a first draft of an Arthurian themed novel that's been bouncing around in my head for years and now has decided its time has come I have also written something else today which I wanted to share. This poem is only on the … Continue reading Today is National Writing Day

Book Review: A Pride of Poppies: Modern GLBTQI fiction of the Great War (an anthology edited by Julie Bozza)

Ten authors – in thirteen stories – explore the experiences of GLBTQI people during World War I. In what ways were their lives the same as or different from those of other people? A London pub, an English village, a shell-hole on the Front, the outskirts of Thai Nguyen city, a ship in heavy weather … Continue reading Book Review: A Pride of Poppies: Modern GLBTQI fiction of the Great War (an anthology edited by Julie Bozza)

Gay’s the Word: A bookshop that’s just as a bookshop should be.

There are a myriad of things that make this one of the best independent and specialist bookshops in the country. Apart from being the only one in the UK which solely supplies LGBTQIA works, it is excellently  stocked, easy to navigate, and run by Uli, who is kind, engaging, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and very patient.  It is not … Continue reading Gay’s the Word: A bookshop that’s just as a bookshop should be.

Film Review: Pride

This film is set during the UK Miners strike of 1984 and based on the true story of what happened when a Lesbian and Gay group decided to support a mining community in South Wales. I went to a preview screening last night and boy, am I glad I did. It’s everything you could want … Continue reading Film Review: Pride