True stories

Tales I tell my grandchildren …

which you can read on my blog, was also published in a collection called Knock Twice: 25 modern folktales for troubling times.  

knock-II-for-website 2Edited by Andrew Simms, director of the New Weather Institute, Knock Twice has contributions from campaigners for social justice, environmentalists and others who agree with Philip Pullman, that ‘Stories are one of the most ancient and most effective ways of making sense of the world…’

It can be ordered from

What was once a city …

 maxresdefaultis  about being flown into Mogadishu in the middle of a civil war – and it won the 2017 Yeovil Literature Prize!