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Hate Thy Neighbour – Racism in the 1970s

When I was nine years old my parents did something to me that I would never dream of doing to a child. I know this because I was talking to my wife about this over the weekend and we both agreed about the damage that it can cause.  1,107 more words


Five Star Treatment - Johnny Nothing by Ian Probert

Today a book that has received rave reviews on a number of sites.  Johnny Nothing is the latest book from best-selling author Ian Probert.

About the Book… 1,174 more words

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Reading Johnny Nothing to the kids.

The last time that I did a public reading of any of my work was way back in 1998. It’s so long ago that I’ve forgotten what it’s like. 63 more words


Racism in the Sixties – Maisa My Dear

A little background to what you are about to receive…

What if anything is a blog? What function does it serve? For me there are a number of reasons as to why I’ve purposefully set out not to be left behind by this craze for putting whatever you’re thinking about online into the public domain. 5,770 more words


Muhammad Ali – Hero And Villain

By now you should not be remotely surprised to learn that one fine evening back in 1980 I somehow conspired to find myself perched on a stool in front of a small television set in my local pub watching a delayed ITV transmission of Muhammad Ali’s foolhardy attempt to win a fourth world title. 2,932 more words

Ian Probert

The birth of The Ancestral Trail

Years before Harry Potter there was The Ancestral Trail, an epic tale of myths, magic and quite a lot of back breaking hard work. Ian Probert recalls his stint as editor and writer of the best-selling Marshall Cavendish partwork.  2,219 more words