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March 2011

Cheap and easy

Well, folks finally joined the e-book community.
Published a Roman adventure on Kindle! Dirt cheap but readable.
You can get the book, called 'Judas Scrolls' here:
It's a bit of a wild romp but does have some serious undercurrents.
A critique from a Scribendi editor said:
"painted a vivid picture with thoughtful characters and clever story development."
Try it!
Can't help wondering whether it's impatience or laziness which makes a writer publish his own books, but hell, why wait?

A killing, a doctor and a Russian ship

Martha and Bishwa settled in London. He purchased a GP practice in Surrey Docks in the south east of London. In those days, there was no NHS and one bought a number of patients from some retiring practitioner. I figure it came as a bit of a shock to my mother who, raised in a small town in Sweden expected status to come with the position of being a local doctor’s wife. In Sweden if you married a doctor you had the title ‘Doctorinna’ or in Europe ‘Doctoresse’, in those days a position of respect. Perhaps she had a rude awakening but in Bermondsey where I grew up, they would laugh if you told them that.

An End to War

The Second World War seems to have been an unrecognised source of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder for many of the survivors. It was not trendy then for men to show their feelings nor was it regarded as ‘manly’ to express the results of the five years of continual stress felt by the many who suffered in that long conflict. Many families will have members who could have recalled much, but chose not to speak of the horrors they experienced. Maybe that was why my father, Bishwa, was never motivated to either write about his experiences nor to discuss how he felt about them.