Extracts from the first chapter of my new novel. Dolly was born and bred in a small Sussex village, like her parents and grandparents before her. This depicts her childhood home life.
The story of a shotgun wedding back in the 1960s, before the days of Women's Lib:, when single mothers were made to feel ashamed of themselves but the males were not treated with the same contempt.
From my own grandmother's UK wartime leaflet of April 1945 ~ most people made their own preserves to see them through the winter from their store cupboard plus fruit and vegetables back then.
Whether you have been dumped, divorced or died on, so many things you took for granted have disappeared. You have more freedom but not a clear head, which you need to move on in your own life.
My brother lost his life in a motorcycle accident through no fault of his own, he was only nineteen, riding home from the cinema one June Holiday Monday fifty years ago, but he never made it home.
The Internet ~ I am totally hooked on this marvellous invention that has opened up the whole wide world to me, and has made me many new friends all over the world.
Part One covered my first five years in exile, this will cover the next forty five years, which went by in a flash looking back. The older you get the quicker the time goes by so make the most of it!
This is the story of the places I made into homes after leaving my parents house in Newhaven Sussex. They are all in Torquay Devon where I still live today, back where I began, alone in a flat.
Tracing the windmill's history and also my roots back to 1720 in Sussex and 1780 in Rodmell, Sussex. The subjects are related and are all set in the same lovely village.
My musings about sport and me, centred in Sussex England, a great place to grow up.
This journey would lead me to where I am today, not a place, all things considered, but life is a puzzle, you are either living it or looking back on it. I'm not sure which is best!
This is my story of rural life in 1950's Sussex UK from my point of view in the village where I grew up.
The true story of my formative years in a Sussex village as a World War Two evacuee from London.
Virginia and Leonard Woolf and my family lived in the same Sussex village, she committed suicide before I was born, but my great grandparents, grandparents and aunt all worked for them.
A fairy story with a modern twist taking you on an unusual tour of London, the city of dreams. Come fly with me...