Author Archives: Michael Bartlett

Eastward Ho…!

As we get ready for our trip to America we remember Jerome K Jerome’s visits there over 100 years ago Continue reading

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“If A Lady’s Garden Is Not Beautifully Neat, It Is Nothing”

I thought of that dictum the other day, when I was tidying up my garden in the wake of the winter storms. Would Louisa Johnson, with her firm views on tidiness, approve of my efforts, I wondered. I met her … Continue reading

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The House on an Irish Hillside

Back in 2004 Dee and I had a holiday in southwest Ireland. We started in County Cork and moved up the west coast to County Kerry where we spent a couple of days on the Dingle peninsula. It is very … Continue reading

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Crocodiles and Gorillas

Mary Kingsley met crocodiles in West Africa in the 1890s. We met mountain gorillas in Central Africa in 2013. Interesting contrast. Continue reading

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A Good Yarn

The founder of the Scouting Movement, Robert Baden Powell, also wrote about his exploits as a spy in the years before the First World War. Some of these stories are available in the audio book My Adventures As A Spy from Crimson Cats Continue reading

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From A to E – Crimson Cats Launches Its E-Book List

Out Of The Blue is Crimson Cats’ first E-Book publication. It is the story of how an email campaign from an ever increasing number of friends helped Dee Palmer get over a serious illness that nearly killed her. Continue reading

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A Life With A Purpose

Gerald Durrell, who reads a selection of his own stories in the Crimson Cats title Stories From A Corfu Childhood, is now the subject of a new exhibition which has just opened at the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust on Jersey. Called The Gerald Durrell Story it tells of his life and work as a pioneer of wildlife conservation. Continue reading

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Writing Down The Mists Of Time

Some memories of how I first became a writer and the pleasure, as well as the income, it has given me over the years. Continue reading

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The Next Big Thing

The Next Big Thing – writers talk about a work in progress and tag other writers to do the same Continue reading

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Smoke After Our Words

Poetry that goes back thousands of years – a taste of Finnish Folk Poetry in a new audio book. Continue reading

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