Category Archives: Eleven Miles

Free Novels for Black Friday!

Although I believe that “Black Friday” is just a marketing invention to dupe the masses into accepting an extra sale period, I am entering into the spirit. For just one day only, on 24th November *, you will be able … Continue reading

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Books and Coffee

Exciting News! The manager of Coffee#1 in Andover has agreed that I can sit and sign copies of my two novels, Eleven Miles and Knitting Can Walk!, in his coffee shop on the afternoon of 12th May. If you haven’t … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened to Small is Beautiful?

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In 1993, E.F. Schmacher published a book entitled Small is Beautiful: A Study of Economics as if People Mattered. It was well received, and promised a potential revolution in ideas for capitalism and for…

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Eleven Miles – more touching reviews

It fills my heart with pride and joy when I read reviews of my debut novel, Eleven Miles, which tell of the real reflection of life and society in remote African villages. This is exactly what I was trying to … Continue reading

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Feedback: Eleven Miles

This morning, I received the following email from a reader of Eleven Miles. I’ve literally just finished your book. Wow! What an amazing story and so beautifully written. Boi is such an inspiration and her positive outlook on everything she … Continue reading

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What’s Everybody Reading on Vacation – Summer 2015?

Four years ago, Fifty Shades of Grey was the top Summer holiday read all over Europe, if not the world. This year, what is it? Well, I have walked around the pool at the family owned Hermes Hotel in Kos, and … Continue reading

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Southern African Empowerment and Cultural Workshop

I can honestly say that yesterday was the most wonderful and enjoyable day of my recent life. It all started with the Andover parkrun. The conditions were ideal, and the company was, as usual, splendid. I was nowhere near to … Continue reading

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