Poem: Her Facebook has it

      I wrote this poem the other day.  I had been listening to the wonderful Salford poet John Cooper Clarke and thought I would try to emulate his style….(as if!)  I have used Facebook as a theme because whenever I go there, I am always fascinated by the massive amount of ‘friends’ peopleContinue reading “Poem: Her Facebook has it”

Poem: Last Impression

I’m beginning to enjoy these little poetry experiments.  I might be the only one, but I don’t care!   I like playing about with meters and seeing what happens.  Here’s one that sprang up, probably influenced from writing about that poor old ice man.   There’s a chill in his gaze  Just a frosty hint AndContinue reading “Poem: Last Impression”

Titus Groan: Keda

I’ve not wrote about my re reading of Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake for a while.  But that doesn’t mean that I’ve haven’t been reading it.  I have and am very nearly finished the first book and shall be soon into Gormenghast itself.   But as far as the writing concerned, I am up to theContinue reading “Titus Groan: Keda”

Authors I have read – Charles Dickens

  Charles Dickens is one of my favorite authors of all time – I just love his characterisations and observations concerning the quirkiness of human behaviour.  I have read nearly all his books, but there are one or two that have passed me by and some, though popular with others, leave me cold.    MyContinue reading “Authors I have read – Charles Dickens”

Titus Groan – Nannie Slagg’s outing

Back to the story.  I am now more than half way through ‘Titus Groan’, the writing is miles behind though…. This chapter deals with Nannie Slagg undertaking to get baby Titus a wet-nurse from the dwellings outside the castle. The acacia trees, silhouetted on her right, cut patterns against the mountain and on her left glowed dimlyContinue reading “Titus Groan – Nannie Slagg’s outing”

Titus Groan – Fuchsia’s attic and adventures with cake

Fuchsia has gone on an adventure.  She has pulled back her bed, opened a cupboard door and ascended into darkness with only a candle to lead her.  This is Fuchsia’s secret world – her attic:- One of these narrow beams lit Fuchsia’s forehead and shoulder, and another plucked a note of crimson from her dress. Continue reading “Titus Groan – Fuchsia’s attic and adventures with cake”

Titus Groan – Climb upon my knee Nannie Slagg

The reading is now 18 chapters ahead – the writing is following at a slower pace.  In this chapter we get another glimpse into Fuchsia’s bedroom;- The sunlight was streaming through the eastern turrets and was lighting the Carvers battlements and touching the sides of the mountain beyond.  As the sun rose, thorn tree afterContinue reading “Titus Groan – Climb upon my knee Nannie Slagg”

Authors I have read – Thomas Hardy

‘The Authors I have read category only has one criterion – and that is I must have read at least more than one of their books. Of course, there are some books by this author I haven’t read yet like ‘Under the Greenwood tree’, and ‘A a pair of blue eyes’ but no doubt I shall getContinue reading “Authors I have read – Thomas Hardy”

Titus Groan: Lord Sepulchrave – why the long face?

This chapter gives us a better idea of the melancholy Sepulchrave, the man and his world as he starts his morning in the Stone Hall, where his ancestors have before him.  The raised table gives him a good view of the refectory and its ancient ceiling:- On either side and running the entire length, great pillars propContinue reading “Titus Groan: Lord Sepulchrave – why the long face?”