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JEROME FLYNN READS THE PROMISE REVERSED

‘Where there is green mean and hard and ugly will not grow. Hopes and dreams have deep roots, Time and Children matter more than gold…”

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THE PROMISE, FILMED

Give this story of greening and transformation to children who need it most

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DISPLACED

Not long after the Day War Came was published I was contacted by a wonderful charity Refugee Trauma Initiative. They work with the most traumatised refugees directly after arrival at camps in the Mediterranean. so they are doing a very difficult but essential job. I said the only real help I could offer would be […]

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Intergalactic Council Report number @+*XZ<<>^

Dated 67/378/5897221  Indigenous date 6/11/2019 Planet 2978611/…/,,,/*/22311///2 Indigenous name : Gaia or Earth  Intergalactic Name name: Most Precious Most of us in the Intergalactic community have been familiar with Planet 2978611/22311/2 since its discovery, many galactic cycles in the past. It has names in every language in the Cosmos, but all have the same meaning […]

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I MADE A CHAIR!

I cannot knock a nail in straight. If I put up a picture, either the hook comes out of the wall with a lump of plaster, or the picture hangs squiffy, or I sustain an injury that leaves blood on the paintwork. Usually, a combination of all the above, plus a great deal of bad […]

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Dreaming of the rainforest. Khe Nuoc Trong, Vietnam

A dream landscape fills the space between me and the horizon; layer upon layer of green, tree-clothed hills whose shapes could have been crafted by a movie director seeking to represent paradise. It’s almost too lovely to be true, and yet it’s real. This is Khe Nuoc Trong 20,000 hectares of lowland rainforest in the […]

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KING OF THE SKY AND NEW YORK CITY

  Something wonderful has happened. It’s a long way from here, where I stand at my desk looking out over the heads of green fennel, the last sweetie blossoms, to the field, the sheep and the hill top crowned with russet bracken. Far to the west of all that, the book that Laura Carlin and […]

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THE LOST WORDS AND WHY WE NEED THEM

Often the first to be in full leaf, the horse chestnut trees are already looking rusty and worn, as if they simply haven’t got the energy to go on. No wonder really, considering what they’re making: thousands of spiked, green cannonballs with mahogany works of art inside. Conkers! I still get excited about conkers. The […]

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THE LEVIATHAN OF PARSONSTOWN

More than a decade ago, actually a lot more than a decade, I went to Ireland on holiday. The aim was mostly to wander about the Burren and look at gentians, but somehow I found myself in Birr, a lovely little town in county Offaly. We, my then partner and I, wandered into the Park […]

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Found in the Digital Attic

This is only a short post…not really a post at all. It’s been a Heinz 57 varieties week. Last weekend the glorious Boswell Festival, where I had some of the best conversations of my life with other authors there (Thomas Harding, Phillipe Sands)  and came home buzzing (and I WILL write more sensibly about this soon). […]

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