Stroud Literary Festival

Stroud Literary Festival

Stroud Literary Festival began four years ago and this years was bigger and better than ever. Over 250 people came to my Friday night session at the council owned Subscription Rooms including my lovely daughter Emma who lives in Stroud. To my right in the photo is...
Jarrolds in Norwich

Jarrolds in Norwich

Jarrolds may well be unique. I know of no other department store outside London which still sells books. The store is family owned and the Jarrolds obviously take Norwich’s status as a Literature City seriously.   Its a wonderful store and I was there on Thursday to...
Market Drayton

Market Drayton

For fellow aficionados of P.G.Wodehouse, Shropshire (or SALOP as it used to be abbreviated in my days at the GPO) always triggers memories of Blandings Castle.   I also have a beautifully engraved edition of ‘A Shropshire Lad’, A.E. Houseman’s poetic reflections on...