Fevered Threads 14

Fevered Threads
Bess’ Tapestry (Andruss) As we saw women traditionally wove not only cloth, but also spells. This is how labour-intensive weaving was: In 2003 Dr Jacqi Wood recreated a collared hood beautifully preserved in a peat bog. A collared hood includes a yoke sitting over the the chest and upper back. Using early medieval technology, Dr ...

Paul Andruss – Author 8

Paul Andruss - Author
Paul Andruss is the author of 2 contrasting fantasy novels   Thomas the Rhymer – a magical fantasy for ages 11 to adult about a boy attempting to save fairy Thomas the Rhymer, while trying to rescue his brother from a selfish fairy queen       Finn Mac Cool – rude, crude and funny, ...

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 ...

Bullies 15

Bullies
    Extract from Thomas the Rhymer Chapter 6: Yesterday upon the Stair Reaching the park Jack began to feel nervous in case the beautiful lady appeared, or worse, the tramp. Sensing his discomfort, Catherine was sympathetic, “Jack, we do not have to go this way.” “What do you mean?” he asked defensively. “Nobody would ...

Still a Nightmare 7

Still a Nightmare
  Extract from Thomas the Rhymer Chapter 3: An Inspector Calls Jack woke confused, looking uncertainly around his room. Unable to understand how he could see in the dark, he realised the bedside lamp was on. Reaching to turn it off, something moved in the corner of his eye. His head shot round but there ...
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