Here’s a bit about The Phraser and me.
The Phraser began in a rush – a scrapbook to keep me writing – and it’s covered everything from the arts, to conservation, to interviews with extraordinary ordinary people. Much of it is set around London, where we live now; in Zimbabwe, where I was born; and in Naples, Italy, where we lived from 2014 to 2016.
This year, 2018, The Phraser’s focus is going to be on books. I love them! They’re so easy to take anywhere, and whole worlds come with them. There’ll be book reviews, interviews, and write-ups on bookstores and surviving libraries. If you’ve got any suggestions about books to read, stores/libraries to visit, or authors to interview I’d love to have them. Please let me know either via the blog or through my email: email@example.com. I’ll always get back to you.
In case you’re wondering, I only review books that I enjoy, and I’m not paid for anything I write.
As for me … I was born in Zimbabwe, went to school there, and then moved on to university in Scotland. Marriage, children, and travel came next, with plenty of in-between jobs, including writing. Now I blog.
If you’ve the time to rummage through some blogs on The Phraser here are links to a few samples to give you a taste: an interview with Barnaby Rogerson, of Eland Publishing, in which he discusses the art of travel writing; a review of a book about the Chernobyl nuclear disaster; an interview with a singing teacher in Italy; a piece about a tragic incident involving fireworks around Naples; an article on Zimbabwe’s elephants exported to China; and an interview with Lance Ramsay, when he was General Manager of the Bakerloo Line, London Underground.
Thanks for looking in – I’d love to have your company through 2018!