Just an Odd Job Girl 22

Just an Odd Job Girl
Book Review: Just an Odd Job Girl by Sally Cronin   I have known Imogens all my working life; women in their middle years with varying circumstances. Through death or divorce some have no partner. Others are married, happy or otherwise. But the husband is working and the children grown and gone. An empty nest ...

An Ancient Roman Myth 16

An Ancient Roman Myth
  Since I’ve done the Greek myths to death, how about an old Roman myth for a change? The Ancient Romans loved their orgies, right? Sex; gluttony; sickening violence: you name it they loved it. From lunchtime to dawn, guests consumed lashings of wine and exotic foods, such as ostrich and peacock brains, flamingo tongues, ...

Thomas the Rhymer

Thomas the Rhymer
  I was recently lucky enough to be interviewed by Sally Cronin. https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/04/12/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-author-book-reading-and-interview-paul-andruss/ At the end of the interview, my good friend Sue asked a thought provoking question: what drew me to the ideas behind Thomas the Rhymer? To be honest Sue’s incisive question left me realising I have forgotten a lot about why I ...

Hey Joe 12

Hey Joe
  When Joe Orton’s future agent, Peggy Ramsay, said she found his first play derivative, Joe blithely replied: “I’ll try ’n write you a better one, dear.” To which she answered: “That would be gorgeous!” Peggy was referring to his one act drama called ‘Ruffian on the Stair’ aired by BBC Radio on 31 August ...
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