Readers Reviews Of Only One Woman By Christina Jones And Jane Risdon
Katrin from Accent Press has very kindly donated copies of Only One Woman by Christina Jones and Jane Risdon.
By Jan Rosser | 19 Oct 2018
Going Back To The Sixties And My First Job!
So the question was what was the first job we had?
By Di Castle | 27 Jul 2019
Passionate About The Past - Challenging Times In 1962!
By early 1962 when I was 23, I was still single, at a time when if you weren’t at least seriously ‘courting’ or engaged to be married, you were considered to be on the shelf.
By Anne Harvey | 06 Sep 2019
Reviewing My School Days-Happiest Of Your Lives? Not If You Don't Comply!
'School days The Happiest Days Of Our Lives', I beg to differ on many occasions!!! My schooldays were from 1960-1971. Here is my personal review of that period!
By Jan Rosser | 04 Jul 2018
Revisiting Some Childhood Books
I was visiting a friend one day this week and she was looking after her grandson.
By Jan Rosser | 26 Jan 2019
A Youthful Revolution?
In preparation for an up-coming author talk, I’ve been giving much thought to that time between 1954 and 1960 when a momentous change seemed to be taking place.
By Anne Harvey | 02 Aug 2019
Family learning, The People’s Book Prize and The String Games
I am delighted my debut novel The String Games has been longlisted in The People’s Book Prize for fiction 2019.
By Gail Aldwin | 04 Aug 2019
Film Stars, Hair-Dos And Reminiscences
One of the most interesting aspects of writing about the immediate past has been the research involved, especially the cover.
By Anne Harvey | 15 Aug 2019
Reviewing Biker Babe Linda Loves A Norton!
Linda Mitchelmore has updated this article she wrote for me a while ago and sent me the revised text below. I hope you enjoy reading!
By Jan Rosser | 03 Mar 2019
Whatever Happened To Manners And Respecting Your Elders?
A crammed car park in the height of summer. We spot an area of scrub at the far end, pull in and park next to a van.
By Di Castle | 12 Sep 2019
The Lost Generation. Is This The End Of The Photo Album?
When was the last time saw an album of someone’s family photos and, more importantly, when was the last time you looked – yes really looked – at your own family photographs?
By Di Castle | 21 Sep 2019
In Memory Of June Tate
Cruising - Life Aboard the World Famous Mauritania Ship
After working on the Queen Mary as a hairdresser for three and a half years, I was transferred to the Mauretania.
By June Tate | 30 Sep 2019
In Memory Of June Tate
Reviewing Memories Of My Children's Birthday Parties Including An Indoor Picnic In November!!
On reading about one woman's ridiculously expensive birthday party for her child, I thought back to when my two daughters were young.
By June Tate | 03 Nov 2019
Reviewing The Joys of Childhood Games - Conkers, Leapfrog, Tiddlywinks And Many More!
I keep thinking about my childhood games and wonder how many of the below ones still being played?
By Jan Rosser | 12 Oct 2019
My Review And Q And A With The Upbeat Beatles
I went to see The Upbeat Beatles at The Courtyard in Hereford on 31st October 2019. What a show!
By Jan Rosser | 07 Nov 2019
Remembering The Big Freeze - Winter 1962/3 Where Were You When It Happened?
It has been a tad chilly these last few days and nights after our mostly mild November.
By Jan Rosser | 07 Dec 2019
Reviewing The Exmouth Floods In 1960
I was 14 yrs old in 1960. Our family were living in Exmouth, Devon & had just moved into a house in Park Road.
By Rosemary Ann Smith | 27 Nov 2019
Reviewing Some Local Playgrounds - Why Are They Almost Always Empty?
It is mid January and the weather is very mixed.
By Jan Rosser | 16 Jan 2020
My Choice Of Desert Island Discs
I have listened to Desert Island Discs since I was a teenager. How hard it is to choose 8 discs to take to a desert island!
By Jan Rosser | 05 Apr 2020
It's Never Too Late To Start Learning A New Musical Instrument!
How are we all surviving the lockdown? Taking up a new hobby?
By Jan Rosser | 23 Apr 2020
The Singer Not The Song
Throughout my long life, I’ve been lucky to see many singers in person, starting way back in the 1950s when post-war austerity was still being felt throughout the country.
By Anne Harvey | 02 May 2020
Now Where Did I Put My List???
I was thinking yesterday about all the post it notes I have scattered around my house in order to remember things I have to do.
By Jan Rosser | 25 Jun 2020
Interviewing Ralph Mctell, Singer Songwriter Extraordinaire Part 3
The fifties were coming to an end and music was really starting to take off on all levels.
By Jan Rosser | 24 Jul 2020
Interviewing Ralph McTell, Singer Songwriter Extraordinaire Part 4
Over the years I have seen Ralph McTell perform many times and each time, there always seems to be a new selection of wonderful guitars.
By Jan Rosser | 31 Jul 2020
Interviewing Ralph McTell, Singer Songwriter Extraordinaire - Part 1
On 16th October 2014, I had the pleasure of interviewing one of my all time favourite singer songwriters, poet and author Ralph McTell.
By Jan Rosser | 10 Jul 2020
Interviewing Ralph Mctell, Singer Songwriter Extraordinaire Part 2
I asked Ralph when did he realise that he wanted to be a full time musician and he told me that you just don't dare believe it can happen.
By Jan Rosser | 17 Jul 2020
The Bridges Of Madison County
I've always been an avid reader, and in 1995 read a book, totally different to my normal reading material, titled The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller.
By Rosemary Ann Smith | 22 Aug 2020
Turbulent Times And Seeking The Safe And Secure
What strange times we’re living through!
By Anne Harvey | 12 Sep 2020
Alternative Health Treatments
All Kinds Of Soap!
Are you particular about the type of soap you buy? So many different brands and products out there.
By Jan Rosser | 03 Oct 2020
Food and Drink
Chickens And A Man-Eating Rabbit. Or How My Mother Fed A Family Of Six When Food Was Still On Ration
I rolled up my sleeves, screwed up my eyes and stretched my arm into the cupboard under the stairs.
By Jan Rosser | 25 Sep 2020
Congratulations To All The Kids Who Were Born In The 1940's, 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's !!
I have been given permission to publish this article written by Frank Shenton. Makes interesting reading!
By Jan Rosser | 03 Dec 2020
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