It felt good getting the train to Mortlake for a poetry workshop with the poet Ruth O’ Callaghan – it was my first solo journey since I started being treated for blood clots in my lungs, known as pulmonary embolism. I packed up my drugs (and syringe) and headed off to London feeling, at last, as if I’m getting better after feeling ill all year. If anyone needed to feel an input of Spring, I did and Mortlake, where Spring comes early, looked like the Garden of Eden with its abundant flush of blossom. It was worth the journey just for that but, appropriately, the theme for the poetry workshop was Transport and I managed to write four new poems on the subject. I recommend Mortlake who has over-looked its particular charms.
STEPHEN DEARSLEY’S SUMMER OF LOVE BY COLIN BELL
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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