Woman with a Red Zinnia by Mary Cassatt 1891

Or if the title doth protest too much: you, sitting on a bench in a dress, Holding a red flower in one hand, Me left wondering.   Behind you the park is spacious and soft Like a pale green duvet on a clean bed In an empty house in the country Where all the...

The Missing List

I have been reading a lot of narrative non-fiction and recently finished The Missing List by Clare Best, published by the independent publisher Linen Press which is ‘run by women for women’.  This is a book which will be both hard to forget and hard to remember.  It...

What did you do during the Pandemic?

What did you do during the Pandemic?  Answer:  I wrote Telling Stories, my next book which will hopefully be published next year.   During that year I finally found the space, place and time to write an account of my search for my birth family.  It turned out to...