I rather like the new Pope. He’s not my leader or anything like that but I’ve admired the way he appears to be turning the papacy into a power for good and a voice for the poor and the under-privileged. He’s a man of peace too so it was lovely to see him up there in the Vatican giving us a symbol for hope and peace when those two children released peace doves out into St Peter’s Square.
It was a shame about the crow and the seagull.
My novel, Stephen Dearsley’s Summer Of Love, was published on 31 October 2013. It is the story of a young fogey living in Brighton in 1967 who has a lot to learn when the flowering hippie counter culture changes him and the world around him.
It is now available as a paperback or on Kindle (go to your region’s Amazon site for Kindle orders)
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