Haiku: Abundance

Cups runneth over

An abundance surrounds us

A critical choice

Haiku Copyright Francis Barker 2020

Old Books Are Great – Railways!

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Ok, it may not be in the best condition and the photos, apart from the cover, are in black and white, but I love this little book.

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I’ve had it since childhood and I still love to read the information and study the pictures. I’m not a railway buff, but I think I could have been if I had allowed myself to get drawn into that world.

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As a boy, I used to dream of visiting these places, experiencing the different European and other cultures, which all had their own distinction.

I fear much of that uniqueness is disappearing, along with the trains. Of all the countries, Switzerland does appear to be retaining its sense of place, aided no doubt by its particular geographic location.

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copyright Francis Barker 2020

Milly Reynolds – British Crime Fiction Author

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Milly Reynolds is an established crime fiction author.

Her main character is DI Mike Malone, not your typical sleuth. He’s kind of nice and affable, with only one or two hang ups in his past!

He’s based in ‘sleepy’ Lincolnshire, in the east of England, where the local community is friendly, though at times a little strange and well…

The books are a little quirky, perhaps quintessentially English in style.

Another character is Jack Sallt, a detective who could have wandered onto the other side of the tracks, but who has a certain charm and winning way, with a penchant of getting into trouble.

Find her books here

Watch a video interview here

 

copyright Francis Barker 2020