Feb 23

One Last Thing (For Now)

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   Old Red Lion Theatre, 418 St John Street, London EC1V 4NJ Tuesday 7th – Saturday 25th March 2017     This is one for me. I have a charity Words for the Wounded that supports wounded troops and this sounds most interesting.   Althea Theatre (There’s No Place Like) present the world premiere of …

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Feb 23

Make ‘em laugh, make ‘em cry   by Maya Pieris

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  And Lorraine Marriner’s poems do just that. Her words have been inspired by the music she grew up with, from Dylan to Costello, by the London Underground’s “Poems on the Underground” and now through her current day job as a librarian in the South Bank’s Saisons Poetry Library where she is surrounded by the …

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Feb 23

AMBULANCE GIRLS by DEBORAH BURROWS Reviewed by Jan Speedie

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    Deborah has written a fine tribute to the men and women who served in the London Auxiliary Ambulance Service during the war. They faced horrific situations in the London Blitz and risked their own lives to save others and help the wounded to safety. Young, pretty and brave Australian Lily Brennan joins the …

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Feb 23

Helping Children Sleep By Dan Jones

Helping Children Sleep Almost 20 years ago I began working in children’s homes. Many of the children had endured years of abuse and other traumatic experiences by the time they ended up in care, this impacted on their ability to feel safe, relax, and sleep at night. Due to having Asperger’s, a high-functioning form of …

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Feb 22

Business of Books: Jane Cable talks to Lucy Williams of Honno

This week Jane Cable talks to Lucy Williams, a committee member of Honno, the independent co-operative run by women to publish the best of Welsh women’s writing. Honno has recently celebrated its thirtieth anniversary.   What is your book related job or business?   In my day job I am an in-house technical author and …

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Feb 21

Red Lipstick & Revelations by Jan Moran Neil

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The jacket of this collection of poetry is jazzy, snazzy but with a sense of darkness, so is this what to expect of the ‘innards’? God and Lipstick sets the tone. It plays on red lipstick, on numbers, on age, on a past where people were only numbers, without mirrors to see themselves. On release …

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Feb 21

Plus One is The Loneliest Number: On The Loneliness of Motherhood

There are many hard things about parenthood. Some are obvious: sleepless nights, exhaustion, lack of me time, endless nappies. But there is one that is not talked about as much and that should be, and that is the crippling loneliness of motherhood (or fatherhood if the man is the stay-at-home parent). Now some people may …

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Feb 20

My New Favourite Holiday: National Margarita Day

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Here at Frost, we all love a reason to celebrate one of our favourite things… Cocktails. On the 22nd February we will be paying homage to one of the greatest cocktails ever created, the Margarita. This has to be a personal favourite of mine, there are many variations on the Margarita but personally, the versatility of …

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