Trump and Churchill

Trump and Churchill

I see today the Queen has given Trump a copy of the same book I am reading currently. Churchill. The Second World War. On the…

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Captain Silas Soule and Minister John Chivington. Memorial day.

Captain Silas Soule and Minister John Chivington. Memorial day.

Memorial day always strikes me as a good opportunity to remember my dad. A captain in the British Army from 1939 to 1945.  But for…

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Kaveh Golestan

Kaveh Golestan

Years ago, in South Africa shortly before I emigrated to the UK one step ahead of the forces behind me, I spent six months hosting…

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About "The Emergency Bouzouki Player."

About “The Emergency Bouzouki Player.”

Books or bullets? Imagine its the sixties. You are the government. You have won an election in a landslide vote in which 16% of the…

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My cousin George and the medals

My cousin George and the medals

Saturday, the day before yesterday, I was working on my book. (Yes. It’s almost done.) Tapping away on my laptop I was visited by a…

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The Big Yin and me

The Big Yin and me

Years ago, after a call from Steve Brown, I spent an hour in Fulham with Billy Connolly, leading to my production involvement in the making…

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