Monthly Archives: April 2012

Spears

I got one of those emails on Friday that gladden the heart: apparently Amateurs has been shortlisted for something called the Spear’s Family History Award – I don’t know much about it, but suddenly Spears is my favourite firm and … Continue reading

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Mike

I had lunch today with four people I’d not met before – friends of a friend – and all had South African connections. And when I mentioned Mike Silver (the man my mother was planning to marry in 1947, but … Continue reading

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fifties mystique

While I was clearing the piles of paper I found a notebook from nearly 6 years ago, when my friendĀ Jessica MannĀ first had the idea for her book The Fifties Mystique which is due out later this month. I’d forgotten that … Continue reading

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clean up

In the midst of a long overdue clean up of my poor work room, which had become submerged by the number of projects, completed, abandonned (but maybe only temporarily) or just begun. All the material for Amateurs is now being … Continue reading

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