Pirate Radio

Back in the 80s, or the olden days as my youngest likes to say, we would listen to Radio Jackie. We had plenty of options on the dial but that station played a wider variety of music plus the thought of something mildly illicit was definitely attractive. Twenty years before this pirate radio stations started appearing during the rock and roll era. Continue reading “Pirate Radio”

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand | By Helen Simonson

I didn’t realize until after I’d read this I have so much in common with the author. I knew she either had to have lived in the UK or at least had a very reliable source. Her knowledge of village life in England as well as the attitude toward immigrants is spot on.
The first sentence enthralls and draws you in to the retired Major’s grief. Continue reading “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand | By Helen Simonson”