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Plastic Drinking Straws and Local Eateries/Drinkeries

Started Sep 26, 2017 0 Replies

Would be good if all Beckenham eateries and drinkeries exchanged plastic drinking straws for biodegradable alternative. I often forget to request no plastic straws until too late. Can never be…Continue

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Plastic Drinking Straws and Local Eateries/Drinkeries

Would be good if all Beckenham eateries and drinkeries exchanged plastic drinking straws for biodegradable alternative. I often forget to request no plastic straws until too late. Can never be certain whether a drink will come with one, so not uppermost in mind when ordering. Environmental damage from such straws is now well-reported and I would be excellent if Beckenham set a good example. …See More
Sep 26, 2017

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Meeting Lydia is a must-read novel for anyone interested in internet relationships, midlife crises, the effects of bullying on later life, jealousy, obsession... For more information see: It is avaiable at the Beckenham and Dulwich Bookshops and widely online. It can be ordered through any other bookshop too. The sequel is in progress and should be available by the end of the year.

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Speaker Required?

Posted on September 15, 2015 at 11:46 0 Comments

If any groups in Beckenham require a speaker, I am now taking bookings again for talks relating to the themes of my novels and/or to my journey in self-publishing.

I have given my 'How I came to Write and Publish Meeting Lydia' talk to library groups, church groups, Beckenham Business Association, Orpington Tweet Up, and Petts Wood women's branch of the British Legion.

More recently, I have prepared and given a talk about my third novel, The Alone Alternative, on Stalking,…


Poetry Competition

Posted on January 31, 2014 at 22:34 0 Comments

Beckenham Library is holding a Valentine Poetry Competition open to adults and children. Write a poem about someone you love and submit entries by 10th Feb 2014 to Beckenham Library - either by hand or email to

Book Swap in Kelsey Park

Posted on October 15, 2011 at 18:12 0 Comments

Amazing coincidence...


A couple of weeks ago, I deliberately left a copy of Meeting Lydia in Kelsey Park. It was double wrapped in polythene with a note saying READ ME and inside it explained that it was left as part of the Guardian Book Swap and to pass on when finished.

Today I have had a phonecall from a colleague from long ago who lives in Ireland. Her daughter Tanya has just been in…


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