Book Review – Waiting in the Wings and other diversions by Douglas O´Shea

July 26, 2013

This is a second collection of stories by an expert raconteur.  This time he has included a couple of clever poems.  The stories and poems are light and provide entertaining reading.  They are ideal for anyone wishing to while away the odd ten or fifteen minutes as they can be dipped in and out of at any spare moment.  Give them a try and you will not be disappointed.

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Waiting in the Wings and other Diversions by Douglas O’Shea is available in the Kindle Store

www.amazon.co.uk/kindlebooks


Support your local Art Centre

July 23, 2013

In these times of austerity there is little money available for the arts.  Despite this many towns in the UK have their own centres which are a haven for struggling artists to showcase their work.  One such place is The Phoenix Cultural Centre in Woking which opened its doors in early June.

The town has always provided places for art to flourish.  There is a notable Martian statue near the main square, musicians such as The Jam hail from here and the writer H G Wells set the beginning of his novel “The War Of The Worlds” on nearby Horsell Common.

Yesterday I spent a wonderful evening at the Phoenix centre listening to live music.  I even recited a couple of poems and sold one of my audio books.  It is encouraging to find that there are still opportunities for artists to take advantage of the local facilities available.

Keith Jahans
Editor, Peatmore Press.

Phoenix Arts Centre
http://phoenixculturalcentre.org.uk


Online Information

July 5, 2013

Online Reference, Dictionary, Encyclopaedia & more – plus Frixo Road Traffic Reporting now available on Peatmore Press website at http://peatmore.com


Book Review – The Third Lane by Julie C Round

July 3, 2013

This is the third novel in Julie Round’s “Lane Trilogy”.  Once again it follows the life of the Longman family and describes how they cope with the strains and stresses of everyday living.  The author sympathetically describes how people may not be able to follow their dreams through circumstances beyond their control.  However, she tells how by adapting to these changes they can still lead happy and fulfilling lives.  Mother Katie’s dreams of romance, Father Bernard’s struggle with literacy, Son Robbie’s desire to care for animals and Daughter Heather’s ambition to become a champion athlete, convey this central theme.  All the books in this trilogy can be read in any order and are a delight to read.

Third Lane Cover

The Third Lane by Julie C Round is Published by Old Stick Books

Keith Jahans
Editor, Peatmore Press.