The day Big Ben landed in Manchester

Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester. A response by inky Big Ben lands in Piccadilly gardens, as part of Manchester international festival #MIF21 Among the summer fountains and stalls for this and that something from Westminster landed on ground – Flat It took local wildlife by surprise and pigeons they did up and rise to see this tower …

Peruse

#fowc #peruse I’ve had my nose in a few books recently fingers thumbing over some well crafted hardbacks by the late, great author Sir Terry Pratchett Some written as solo projects, others collaborations with one or two video’s (OK – DVDs) to go alongside them it’s not just the reading i take pleasure in it’s …

Stacks of Books

Salford 15th September 2018 #CFFC #Books It’d be true to say – I like reading. I go for books with a bit of character in them,  Goscinny and Uderzos Asterix books were a favourite of mine as a kid – and I’ve now got my hands on six anniversary editions My favourite author is Terry …

Silence

silence In the dusty old Deserted library hall The wishes of the librarian Have finally come to fruition For there is nobody reading By the library desks They’re all in the I.t. Suite Reading set texts on the web So librarian has his wish And the books sit on wooden shelves Like revered benedictines Sat …

Letter to Pratchett

#NaPoWriMo #fanletter #PTerry A fan letter to the late #TerryPratchett, (who I met at a Book signing in Manchester back in 2003). Hi there Terry, It’s me, the Lanky lad from Lancashire Memories of meeting you in Manchester Along with an Army of other readers Discussing our favourite Discworld books, As we waited in the …

Books from Childhood

In response to the prompt Second Time Around My bookshelf is ever evolving, Fiction, Comedy, Drama And a whole host of autobiographies from celebrities far and wide. But alongside these, recently, have come familiar tales from my childhood. Long john Silver shares a space with Paddington Bear and Winnie the Pooh.  The Riverbank tales of …

Another book review

I’m currently reading a series of books I first came across when imperial war museum north hosted once upon a wartime in its special exhibitions gallery. Having covered the machine gunners by Robert westall and Michael morpurgo s novels war horse and blitzcat, I’m currently reading something a little more lighter William at war, part …