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Welcome!!

Welcome!!

This is me!

I always have been a storyteller and writer, and now I am a full-time writer!

I was born and brought up in Cambridge; we were a ‘town’ family, not ‘gown.’ When I say I come from Cambridge, many think I must be posh or superior… no, my parents were ordinary working people, as were their parents before them! I spent most of my life in Manchester, a great city which I love to return to.  I now I live in a small Somerset village; we are about 300 yards from the sea, and about three inches above it!

Two years ago I was liberated from teaching; I enjoyed it and met  many amazing young people, and had many dedicated and brilliant colleagues. I taught in Manchester, Oldham, and Weston-super-Mare; I taught English as a second language, and then I taught in pupil referral units, for young people not in school … I loved it… but now I am free! I had great fun teaching, but the only teaching I do now is a creative writing class.

WordPress and me

This blog is chiefly to discuss writing, how I do it, why I do it and what I do; it is for my readers to find out more about me and my work…  But I’m a writer and I write about other things too… so I write about what I enjoy doing,  reading,  cooking  and food,  pubs and pints, music and what I listen to and bands I go to see…

My writing

Writing is my real work and my passion and that is what I do every day, from the moment I get up till late at night! I have always written and have seven novels, five of which are published as e-books on Amazon. I’ve also written three  novels to encourage reluctant readers and have two unfinished novels… so plenty of work to do!

You can find my books here:

My e-books are available on Amazon and you can read them on most e-readers, and iphones or download the Kindle app from Amazon:

 

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  2. Barbara Backer-Gray

    Hi Lois, thanks for the follow!

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  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am getting lichen-mania here in Iceland, and besides that, it is a beautiful and inspiring place. Cheers!

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  7. Hi Lois,

    I AM TRYING TO GET IN TOUCH WITH ANDREW SIMPSON – WE WERE AT THE SAME SCHOOL IN LONDON BACK IN THE EARLY 60′S – I HAVE BEEN READING HIS BLOGS AND HAD NO IDEA THAT HE HAD BECOME AN AUTHOR/HISTORIAN !

    THanks,

    Les Bacon
    01444 451233

    Haywards Heath,

    West Sussex

    Reply
    • Hi Les, I have sent a message to Andrew, and also messaged him on FaceBook… I guess he will be in touch with you tomorrow!

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      • Hi Lois,
        Andrew couldn’t wait – he phoned me this morning.
        I suppose there was much to catch-up on in 47 years !

        Many thanks for your intervention.

        Regards

        Les Bacon

      • great! I spoke to him this morning – he had tried to ring you but you were engaged! Glad you got back in touch!

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