Body of Work

To ‘broodle’ is to reflect, think, contemplate – something I do all the time but particularly when walking, exercising or just taking a break. I hope you will find something here to broodle upon…

The Portal

Portal was written in response to unanswered questions after the death of my step son-in-law.

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Afloat

Poem inspired by a visit to the ‘Brighton Donut’ – a sculpture by Hamish Black.

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Canigou and the Portal

They say, ‘truth is stranger than fiction’. I’ve far from exhausted the theme of secret societies and portals to other worlds.

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Turtles Lesson

Focuses on sea turtles, with optional links to links to literacy activities – letter and story writing.

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Inspiration for Three Faced Doll

My novel Three Faced Doll was inspired by a doll my sister and I shared when were young. The plot developed from broodling about lost sisters, dead twins and madness in my family.

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Three Faced Doll

Ilona, Maya and Khalu are five-year-old triplets. There’s an accident in the playground and shortly afterwards both parents and Khalu are involved in a fatal car crash.

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The Travelling Philanthropist

The Travelling Philanthropist

21-year-old Anna Stratton’ relationship with her adoptive parents becomes estranged when she tries to trace her birth mother. Anna lives with her boyfriend Matt and dreams of becoming a proper journalist.

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My Brother’s Dominatrix

When 45-year-old Phil dies of an unexpected heart attack, his straight-laced sister Sarah is shocked to find he’s left everything to his dominatrix.

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Twin Trust Bereavement Articles

For my MA Communities Module, I worked with TAMBA (now Twins Trust) Bereavement Support. I was asked to write a Valentine’s letter to my grandsons, Jacob and George to help raise funds for their Big Research Appeal.

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auschwitz

Pushing a Pram-at Birkenau

This photograph of my baby in her pram always makes me smile. I close my eyes, thirty five years disappear, and I stand again in my cottage garden in Kent. The breeze tugs and snaps at the crisp, clean squares, making the rotary clothes line creak.

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prescient-spirit

Prescient Spirit

Mark and Hanna Conte run The Sanctuary, a private respite care home based in a former gothic monastery. They are anticipating the birth of their first baby and during Hanna’s pregnancy she receives portents or warnings.

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