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February 22, 2018

Something has borrowed under the patio at the back of my house. I don't how long the tunnel has been there or if it is active. I haven’t been out in the back much since before Christmas so I didn't notice the digging until today. I can’t block it until I am sure it is...

February 10, 2018

I was being lifted by the force of bodies onto a Tube train at Barbican station on the London Underground last Friday. It was rush hour. The experience teaches you how it feels to be a rock caught in a glacier inching towards the sea. As the block of bodies moved me al...

November 20, 2017

Now that you are about to be famous you need to build habits to carry you through to your days of glory. Align your strategies now before you are thrust into the limelight and the heat of international fame is turned up. Develop these ten habits of success -

- Prepare a...

November 18, 2017

Your family, workmates and an elderly neighbour have bought your book. Next step? Maybe, pay an organisation to promote and sell for you? Two phrases spring to mind - ‘you get what you pay for’ and ‘caveat emptor’.


Here are ten alternative steps if you want a cheaper w...

November 16, 2017

Page 1. I stand in Waterstones and read the opening sentence and paragraph in their top ten best selling novels. How good are these best selling authors at grabbing me from the start? What can I learn from them? Sometimes not a lot. Other times I wistfully think ‘I wis...

October 24, 2017

The first half term break is like an oasis. By sheer luck you did not bring home any marking. You have slept over eighteen hours on three occasions so far this week.


You heard those stories of new teachers walking out after two days. It didn’t happen in your school, al...

October 18, 2017

Someone asked me ‘how is your book doing?’ Without thinking, I said, ‘which one?’ As soon as I said it, I realised how arrogant that sounded. I genuinely meant it as a straight question. It got worse!

‘Your latest one.’

'The one just published or the one I recently sent...

October 11, 2017

Three pupils in every class in secondary schools in England suffer from diagnosable mental health problems.

Last evening I attended the film premiere of 'SELFie where's the HARM?' featuring the dramatised stories of a number of young people, some of whom develop mental...

In schools, newly qualified teachers fail to grasp that the mastery of names is critical to their well-being.

You may have seen the chair of governors at interview. Forget her name. It is unlikely that you will meet her again. If you do, it will be in formal circumstanc...

September 21, 2017

Newly qualified teachers (NQTs) have been settling into hundreds of schools around the country over the past two weeks. Some of them will have left already. Sometimes the reality is harsher than their expectations and nastier than their wide-eyed hopes could bear.

Hope...

September 19, 2017

Avast ye, today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Climb the Jacobs ladder to the website or you will dance the hempen jig.

If you have a different perspective on reality or like to turn your world upside down on occasions, then this is the website for you. The fl...

September 7, 2017

 A great evening was enjoyed by all at the launch of Ted Dunphy's latest release, Snuff O'Brien's Private War. Celebrations took place at The Encore, Stratford-Upon-Avon.

A fabulous event with special thanks to:

Jane Cull - Digital Caboodle who organised the event and in...

September 7, 2017

Release date 7th September 2017

Today we are celebrating the release of Ted Dunphy's latest novel Snuff O'Brien's Private War with a BOOK LAUNCH EVENT @ The Encore, Waterside, Stratford-Upon-Avon from 5pm to 8pm.

Meet the author, mingle and raise a glass with us. Enjoy t...

August 28, 2017

Available NOW on KINDLE: http://amzn.to/2wCkbfY

Pre-Order Paperback on Amazon

Official release date 7th September 2017

Snuff O’Brien returned to Ireland in 1939 after serving as a volunteer soldier in the Spanish Civil War. Many of his friends were killed. He was severely...

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