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Healing the Addiction to War, Part 1

Originally posted on Moira Lake:
So we in Britain are at war again. Not that we weren’t at war already, of course. We always seem to be at war. And if we’re not officially at war, we’re threatening war, warning…

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You only have one mother…..

My mum isn’t well. She is unwell in that way we refer to those who are, officially, really old; ‘well she is 86 dear’; ‘things are just wearing out’; ‘well none of us go on forever’. Diagnosis? Why bother with one? It … Continue reading

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Support Writers and Booksellers – Alternatives to Amazon

Originally posted on Writers Anon – Taunton's Writing Group:
If you hadn’t heard, Amazon, the online bookseller, has become a bit of a monster, in more ways than one. It dominates the online market and it does so by…

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Guest post: Cholera’s Lasting Legacy by Amanda Thomas

Today I am lucky enough to have a guest on my blog – author and historian Amanda Thomas, whose latest book Cholera – The Victorian Plague has just been published by Pen & Sword History. Here she offers a fascinating, and … Continue reading

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Keats, melancholy & mental health – I blog again for The Wordsworth Trust

It is hard to keep my blog up to date at the moment, with lots to write and things to think about, but I can never resist the opportunity to write about John Keats for the lovely Wordsworth Trust Romanticism … Continue reading

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‘Splintered Innocence’ by Peter Heinl – the refugee crisis highlights a timely reissue of an important book about war trauma

Whilst writing Shell Shocked Britain I was lucky enough to talk to eminent psychiatrist Dr Peter Heinl, a man who has long been determined to raise awareness of, and work with, those suffering from the lasting effects of war trauma. … Continue reading

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Guest post: Words are tools of healing by Vivienne Tuffnell

Originally posted on let's talk!:
Our thanks today to our guest blogger, writer and poet Vivienne Tuffnell, author of a number of wonderful novels, including Strangers and Pilgrims, The Bet and one of our favourites, Away With the Fairies, all…

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