Signed Stark by Ben Elton

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I recently attended a special screening of Three Summers, which had a Q&A session with the writer/director, Ben Elton. I have loved his work since seeing him on TV in England in the 1980s. And I love his writing, from his first novel, Stark (1989), through to his most recent, Time and Time Again (2014). So it was a great privilege to meet Ben in person after the Q&A and for him to sign my yellowed copy of Stark, 30 years after I first fell in love with his work!  Continue ReadingSigned Stark by Ben Elton

22 Pushup Challenge for PTSD

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The purpose of the 22 Pushup Challenge was to raise awareness of the effects Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PSTD, on returned servicemen and women. When I started the challenge I struggled to do 22 pushups and knew little about PTSD. Continue Reading22 Pushup Challenge for PTSD

Nevil Shute by Richard Thorn

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I commented on Facebook recently (5th September 2017) that with all the bleak news on North Korea and brinksmanship by Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, I thought I’d dust off and re-read my old second-hand bookshop copy of Nevil Shute’s On the Beach … to prepare for the worst, just in case! Continue ReadingNevil Shute by Richard Thorn