for writers and readers….

The Art of Making Readers Feel Pleasantly Uncomfortable…M.R.James HALLOWEEN QUOTES FOR WRITERS

I definitely prefer the daylight population of the playing fields to that which comes there after dark. A ghost story of which the scene is laid in the twelfth or … Continue reading

October 31, 2021 · 2 Comments

Dartington Trust Gardens are looking for a Poet in Residence

The position is open to any poet in the UK and will run from January to December 2022. The poet in residence will make four weekend trips to Dartington, one … Continue reading

October 28, 2021 · 2 Comments

Tell No One – A Reader Begs Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper

Mrs Finnegan instructs the ignorant, guides the giddy and BRINGS solace to the sorrowing. In short, she mends broken china and BROKEN hearts. HER letterbox is always OPEN. She also … Continue reading

October 26, 2021 · Leave a comment

Why Books Are Our Best Friends – Alain de Botton QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Even those who love us get us wrong. They tell us who we are but miss things out. They claim to know what we need, but forget to ask us … Continue reading

October 24, 2021 · 2 Comments

Letters from a Damp Goldilocks and a Believer in Magic Wands…all in a Day’s work for Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper

Warning from Mrs Finnegan, housekeeper at The Regency Town House Readers of a HIGHLY moral and nervous disposition might find some of the scenes in this week’s chronicle distressing. Avert … Continue reading

October 19, 2021 · 2 Comments

What I am…what we all are…James Baldwin QUOTES FOR WRITERS

I am what time, circumstance, history, have made of me, certainly, but I am also, much more than that. So are we all. James Baldwin

October 17, 2021 · Leave a comment

LOVE is all around but so is HEARTACHE…time for Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper to step in

As the SAGE OF the serving classes and GUIDE to the gentry, Mrs Finnegan brings comfort to the care-worn and solace to the sorrowing. Sometimes. (Mrs Finnegan carries out her … Continue reading

October 12, 2021 · Leave a comment

The Extraordinary Lesson of a Satire about Power

Fifty years ago a young Brazilian playwright wanted to say something important about the nature of power: not how it was won, but how it operates and makes ordinary people … Continue reading

October 11, 2021 · 2 Comments

Why a Physical Dictionary is better – Rachel del Valle QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Wikipedia and Google answer questions with more questions, opening up pages of information you never asked for. But a dictionary builds on common knowledge, using simple words to explain more … Continue reading

October 10, 2021 · 4 Comments

Poems by Phone…because sometimes you need a shot of magic

I’ve just read that a new bright blue telephone booth has been installed in Dubuque, Iowa to give callers a direct line to poetry. It is a year long project … Continue reading

October 7, 2021 · 2 Comments

What’s a Mother to do? Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper has the answer…

Mrs Finnegan, the CELEBRATED Housekeeper at The Regency Town House, wishes it to be KNOWN that she is able to offer discrete advice to those who WISH to remain hidden … Continue reading

October 5, 2021 · Leave a comment

Writing is Hard Work – Stephen King QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.Stephen King Photo Credit: Craig Whitehead on Unsplash

October 3, 2021 · 1 Comment