Guest Author – Avril Joy on setting her novel in a place she’s never been

Originally posted on The Literary Sofa:
Following last week’s Writers on Location about Chicago from Douglas Cowie, coverage of my Summer Reads 2016 selection continues today. I’m already receiving great feedback on books people have discovered there.  As my latest guest Avril Joy explains, the conversation proceeded in a somewhat unexpected manner when I asked her…

Trust, abuse, and football

As is becoming increasingly clear there are sadly many women who have been emotionally or sexually abused in childhood by men that they trusted. (I know that there have been men who have been victims and women who have abused, but they are a minority). Many of these women have never spoken out for fear… Continue reading Trust, abuse, and football

the privatisation of the NHS

I watched this film soon after it was publicised and having just watched it again am horrified that the privatisation tank is rolling on with virtually no resistance. It is eighteen months since the film was made, and the latest steps towards full privatisation are currently proceeding in near secrecy. STP – Sustainability and Transformation… Continue reading the privatisation of the NHS