Friday, March 15, 2019


I  reviewed this book by Frances Clamp, President of the Brentwood Writers' Circle, some years ago when it was originally launched. Published by Pen & Sword Military, it is an excellent reference to the vagaries of war, not only in Essex as the title suggests, but nationwide. Just recently I've had time to study the content more carefully. This is because I am working hard on my own new book and Frances has carried out the most meticulous research into the RAF at North Weald and at other places in our county.
Frances & Sylvia winning a fictional competition
One of the benefits in belonging to a local writing circle, is the friendship with members who can help with advice on almost any topic under the sun.  Although I basically write non-fiction, even with stories for magazines and competitions, there is still a need to research, particularly when writing historical narrative. I find that fellow writers are the kindest kind of people around and will always try to make life a little easier for their fellow members, especially for rookie scribes.  See

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