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No more wriggling out of writing · 1W ago

Death, Disease & Dissection: Keats, Quacks & Bodysnatchers – what’s not to like?

Death, Disease & Dissection - my new book about Georgian and early Victorian medicine is out now, published by Pen & Sword https://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk/Death-Disease-Dissection-Paperback...
No more wriggling out of writing · 1M ago

Hoping ‘…it passes smoothly, quietly’ – on the anniversary of John Keats’s birth, his birthday wish ‘To my brothers’

Today marks the birthday of the poet John Keats. He was born on 31st October (the day is not absolutely established, but most likely) 1795 in Moorgate, London and he died just 25 years later...
No more wriggling out of writing · 1M ago

What makes a good ghost story?

I write ghost stories. I don’t know if they are any good (although I did publish three, in a short collection called The Marrow Scoop, just to test the water) but it is a genre I enjoy readi...
No more wriggling out of writing · 1M ago

On death, dying and being afraid of life…

Some thoughts on death and dying, and why perhaps I am more afraid of life... Continue reading →
No more wriggling out of writing · 4M ago

Passchendaele and the management of shell shock

It is 100 years since the notorious battle of Passchendaele. We now know much more about the trauma experienced by thousands of troops during the Great War and we recognise that, even into t...
No more wriggling out of writing · 4M ago

Dunkirk – a war film on a different scale

A review of the Christopher Nolan film 'Dunkirk'. Continue reading →
No more wriggling out of writing · 4M ago

Guest post: The evacuated teachers of the Second World War by Gillian Mawson

  As many of my regular readers know, I have recently written about the loss of my mum. I have delayed publishing this wonderful guest post from historian Gillian Mawson because it is a stor...
No more wriggling out of writing · 5M ago

“The door we never opened”- how poetry heals past and present for a better future. by Vivienne Tuffnell

Today on Nowriggling I am thrilled to have a guest post by Vivienne Tuffnell. Viv has written for me before, not least as part of Dandelions & Bad Hair Days (I have to thank her for that tit...
No more wriggling out of writing · 5M ago

‘After great pain’…On loss and grief and working my way through it…

On the death of my Mum, with a little help from Emily Dickinson Continue reading →
No more wriggling out of writing · 5M ago

Memories of Murder – A Victorian Supersleuth at work once again…

New on my blog - Memories of Murder - more #Victorian true #crime from the Victorian Supersleuth @amebuckley Continue reading →