Category Archives: Non-Fiction

Non-fiction

Tips from a Screenwriter

TV and movie screen-writer Jeremy BrockĀ  (co-creator of BBC’s Casualty, writer of Last King of Scotland, Mrs Brown and Brideshead Revisited) could be heard on BBC World Service Radio this morning (Sat 24th Sept, 2011) to talk about screen adaptations. … Continue reading

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Not Out

Frankly its a humiliation when you’re a good middle-order batsman pushed down the order behind the bowlers and the keeper. That’s where I found myself for that one-day game. The recurring knee injury that would eventually put me out of … Continue reading

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Grandfathers

Two grandfathers. One tall, straight, cheerful. Always sunny. One, short, slumped, slightly mournful, slightly sad. They had both been through the War. The tall one pulled his comrades out of the water when the landing craft beached at Normandy, dragged … Continue reading

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An Early Memory

The trouble with earliest memories is knowing where they begin. What is actual memory, something concrete, real, beyond just disconnected images and impressions. One of my earliest memories dates from… perhaps three years old. Pushed along in a buggy, along … Continue reading

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