Tag Archives: Memoir

Skool Teekchers Wot Ay Haf Noan: part one – Maple Road Primary

I have been taught by the timid, the tremendous, the tired and the terrible – quite a few of the latter in truth. The best weren’t necessarily either good teachers or knew their subject but they had character – some … Continue reading

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Apprenticed to my Mother: the book

Regular readers will recognise the heading. Last year I decided to pull together a memoir of my time with my mother, post dad. I’ve now finished it and it’s in for editing. This post, like so many, comes with a request. Are there … Continue reading

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Dying to help

As followers of this blog know I have this thing about hidden London, its lost past and obscure places. Today I visited a website I enjoy – Derelict London – looking at their latest tours. One caught my eye – … Continue reading

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Avoiding Arrest #memoir #humour

I don’t think I have ever stalked anyone. Not consciously, though there was a fellow student at university who thought I was following her, which I was because I was hopelessly lost and thought, for reasons that are now very … Continue reading

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Here be dragons…

http://sharingthestoryblog.wordpress.com/2014/05/16/bite-size-memoir-no-3-magic-and-fairy-tales/ Lisa Reiter’s latest Bite Sized Memoir is ‘Magic and Fairy Tales’ and, boy does this feel difficult, and here’s why. As a kid we didn’t do fairy tales or magic but we did do ghost stories. The Archaeologist, as … Continue reading

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