To All The Trolls Trolling Me On One Specific Topic

Moved from Twitter thread because taking up too much space. (Edit – this after several accounts with 0 followers and nearly 0 tweets were created solely to shame me about my refusal to take the high road re the Irish literary establishment. I suspect these are ppl who are on the scene and have beenContinue reading “To All The Trolls Trolling Me On One Specific Topic”

“A Fascinating and Well-Drawn Character” – New Review of White Feathers by Liz Loves Books

I was delighted when book blogger Liz Wilkins agreed to read and review White Feathers for me, especially since historical fiction is not her usual metier. Liz’s reviews are popular and highly regarded on Amazon and Goodreads, so many thanks to her. The full review is available on Liz Loves Books but because that page isContinue reading ““A Fascinating and Well-Drawn Character” – New Review of White Feathers by Liz Loves Books”

“Vivid, Immediate, Packing an Emotional Punch” – Review of White Feathers on A Trip to Ireland

Rich Rennicks blogs at the popular expat blog A Trip to Ireland, and kindly reviewed White Feathers in his latest entry. It’s a wonderful review and so cheering to read, very thorough (a lot of plot and story discussion, just a heads-up for those who have not read the book yet), and really examines theContinue reading ““Vivid, Immediate, Packing an Emotional Punch” – Review of White Feathers on A Trip to Ireland”

“A Bravura Performance of Effortless Elegance” – White Feathers Review in Irish Echo in Australia

White Feathers got ANOTHER review which was sent on to me by the publishers this morning and if you read it, you will see why I am grinning from ear to ear. Regrettably it is not available online, but I enclose an image of it below. Here is a bit I am really pleased gotContinue reading ““A Bravura Performance of Effortless Elegance” – White Feathers Review in Irish Echo in Australia”

“A symbol not of cowardice but of bullying” – Review of White Feathers on Izzy Reads

Like men and buses, reviews take their time then all come along at once 🙂 Izzy Reads has kindly provided this review of White Feathers on her blog. My grandmother didn’t have a lot of time for the women who handed out  white feathers during the first world war. To her, it was a symbol not ofContinue reading ““A symbol not of cowardice but of bullying” – Review of White Feathers on Izzy Reads”

“Rain lashed the glass beside me while I read and read and read” – New Review of White Feathers

A few months ago I put out a review request to the book blogging community. Liz Maguire, who blogs at American Author, was happy to oblige and has done a great write up of her experience reading White Feathers. My favourite paragraph was this one: I set about reading White Feathers as spring opened theContinue reading ““Rain lashed the glass beside me while I read and read and read” – New Review of White Feathers”

A Cracking Review – And Why I Took Some Time off Twitter

I’ve been off twitter a few weeks. It was having a not-great effect on my mental health. It’s not people I chat to, you are all wonderful and I miss you! But there are certain things that will always trigger me when discussed. That isn’t all my fault – much of it, I angrily maintain,Continue reading “A Cracking Review – And Why I Took Some Time off Twitter”

Testament of Youth – Film Review

Thanks for everyone who left comments or kind tweets after my post yesterday about mental health. I’ve been privately told it helped other people that I spoke about it, and that’s really the most important thing of all. Sanity is not an absolute, it’s a spectrum, and most of us who are not utterly phlegmaticContinue reading “Testament of Youth – Film Review”

To Return to That Daily Mail Article

I’ve had a few responses on twitter and interest about my article in last week’s Daily Mail about being offered a job in 2009 and then abruptly having the offer withdrawn because I failed a psychometric test and was judged too “emotionally unstable” to work there. Something else kept it in my head too – theContinue reading “To Return to That Daily Mail Article”