Fantastic Beasts & where to… 4

Fantastic Beasts & where to... 4
The Thylacine* The Thylacine or Tasmanian Tiger was not a tiger but the largest surviving marsupial predator in modern Australia, and its outlying islands of Tasmania and New Guinea. It was called a ‘tiger’ because it had stripes across its lower back which faded with age. It was also called the Tasmanian Wolf, which seems ...

What’s in a Name? (Vol 1) 35

What’s in a Name? (Vol 1)
Book Review: What’s in a Name? (Vol 1) by Sally Cronin   I always feel sad reaching the end of a Sally Cronin book. It is not simply because I feel a chapter of my life has closed. Nor because I will no longer be dragged along, a willing, nay eager, voyeur into the lives ...

So, did those Feet? 10

So, did those Feet?
  This is a companion piece to the William Blake post written exclusively for Smorgasbord- Variety is the Spice of Life. It explores the legend behind the lines in Blake’s poem Jerusalem… And did those feet in ancient time Walk upon England’s mountains green? And was the holy Lamb of God, On England’s pleasant pastures ...

Just an Odd Job Girl 24

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 ...

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 ...
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