Deal

Deal

One of the advantages of this theatre tour is that we get to see parts of the country we’ve never seen before.    Carolyn and I drove for five hours from Hull to Deal and every mile was worthwhile to experience the peaceful beauty of this gorgeous town on the very...
Scarborough

Scarborough

The weather is cold with a biting wind as we set off for Scarborough in our native East Yorkshire. But when we arrive at the Crescent Hotel we soon experience the warmth generated by the ‘Books By The Beach’ literary festival. The source is Heather French, head of the...
Laugharne

Laugharne

Here is a photo of me and music journalist/script writer David Quantick looking like Simon and Garfunkel (without the guitar). We’re at the Laugharne Weekend located on the stunningly beautiful Taff estuary. The town is buzzing at the end of three days of music,...
The Forum in Northallerton

The Forum in Northallerton

The Forum in Northallerton was the venue on Saturday night with Andy Richardson my interviewer once again. A wonderful audience not only sang along to the music, they also provided 45 minutes of stimulating questions.
Thirsk

Thirsk

Sue Lake opened the White Rose Book Cafe in Thirsk, North Yorkshire in 1995. The fact that this independent bookshop has survived and thrived over the ensuing 24 years is due to hard work and constant innovation. Amazon can offer cut price books by mail order but they...