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Monday, 29 August 2016

Father John Will Aid Any Man Seeking His Help. (Even a Dreaded Black and Tan)




Father John is a good man. A well-intentioned man. A man of compassion and conviction. He will aid any fellow man who comes to him, seeking help.

Father John must solve a dilemma of conscience. He must help two men from either side of a bitter and murderous conflict. He chooses a radical way of trying to achieve his goal. Read, the story set in Ireland of 1920. 

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Read - THE LAST DAYS OF THUNDER CHILD by C. A. POWELL



The science fiction adaptation story of the grand ironclad – HMS Thunder Child will be on sale in the UK from 2017. It is available in the USA now. 

This adaptation is set in the original time of 1898 in Queen Victoria's Britain. A nation of steam and iron where the notion of something or someone greater was unthinkable.

That was until the Martians came with their gigantic fighting machines that spewed heat rays and poisonous smoke upon the little creatures that tried to scatter before the inhuman onslaught.

Read the new adaptation on sale in the UK from 2017. It has already generated rapid interest in the USA.

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Guy Verhofstadt is a man with Cheaply Acquired Nobility.



Guy Verhofstadt is ranting on about democracy. What democracy? No one ever asked us to vote for the EU President. We never got to decide the political ideology of the unelected EU. It was imposed upon us. Perhaps the intention was well meaning, but until the EU goes to 500+ million peoples to win a vote with clear policies that Europeans can choose for themselves, this unelected body is going to continue to lose hearts and minds. I voted to leave. Not because I wanted to, but because I don't want this type of EU. It is a great shame because the EU could have been a wonderful idea. It has been hijacked by well-meaning liberals that are totally out of touch with the millions of little people they should be winning votes from. Guy Verhofstadt is a man with cheaply acquired nobility among others like him. Unelected people who want to pat themselves on the back. People who don't fear or respect an electorate because they don't exist for their elitist parliament.

Monday, 22 August 2016

The Civilization of Humans Upon the Planet.





The civilization of humans upon the planet. Watch Empires grow and crumble as new ones spring up and flower, for a short time, and then, once again, to wither. Some dynasties last for over a thousand years with boundaries changing and reforming. This goes on until 2016 AD from 3,000+ BC. Our world, our species. Humans in all their glorious horror and beauty. Untamed and metamorphosising all of the time. Hopefully developing towards goals that will go beyond the planet we live upon. How will the next four thousand years look if we could see the speeded up development of years and the map change to one of our universe?


    
    

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Two Queens of Roman Britain Meet.



Ancient Britain in the year of 61 AD


The Iceni warrior queen is defeated by the Roman Army and Boudicca awaits her poison elixir. 

The Druids will make sure her corpse never falls into Roman hands. Her remains will be hidden forever and her name will echo in eternity.

Before Boudicca - the Iceni warrior queen could commit suicide, she had one final task. She would indulge an audience with a hostile queen. A treacherous friend of the Roman Empire. 


The two queens are bound by a devious plot from exiles in the north lands of Caledonia and decide to meet.

One a Monumental failure - the other was an obscure success who was forgotten from history.

Years later, in 69 AD, and during the year of the four emperors, Cartimandua will go into exile in Gaul. As she sits upon a jetty waiting for a Roman galley to take her away from Roman Britain. While passing the time, she indulges three Roman guards with her tale about the meeting with the legendary warrior queen.

Read: Meeting Boudicca by C. A. Powell



    



Saturday, 20 August 2016

Great Historical Fiction Read Set In Ireland - Summer of 1920



Father John embarks upon a radical approach to a dilemma he wants to solve. He must help a Republican rebel and a Crown force Black and Tan at the same time. Read how he goes about tackling this problem in The Black and Tan Summer.


    

Monday, 15 August 2016

Growing Interest for Science Fiction Adaptation - The Last Days of Thunder Child




The science fiction adaptation story of the grand ironclad – HMS Thunder Child will be on sale in the UK from 2017. It is available in the USA now. 

This adaptation is set in the original time of 1898 in Queen Victoria's Britain. A nation of steam and iron where the notion of something or someone greater was unthinkable.

That was until the Martians came with their gigantic fighting machines that spewed heat rays and poisonous smoke upon the little creatures that tried to scatter before the inhuman onslaught.


Read the new adaptation on sale in the UK from 2017. It has already generated rapid interest in the USA.


    

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Read Victorian Science Fiction Adaptation: THE LAST DAYS OF THUNDER CHILD


The original science fiction story of the Victorian age was H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds. It terrified readers across the globe. It was a sensation that captured people’s imagination. Even today we love to read the story set in Victorian Britain during the height of empire. A nation consumed by its own vanity and self-belief that there could be no other colossus apart from the mighty British Empire of industry and commerce. Everything paled to insignificance. Britain was great and there could be nothing greater.

Other empires of other nations had existed once. They did the same thing. Empires rise and fall throughout history. However, we Brits never dreamed or even indulged such an idea that it could happen to us. That was until a writer boiled the notion in words – prepared it and served such a feast upon an unsuspecting audience as a science fiction story.

This seller of dreams and notions was Herbert George Wells – a product of that vain empire. He decided to destroy the global domain in his imagination and every reader too. The story is a poignant now as it was back then over a hundred years ago.

An unforeseen enemy that made a mighty empire’s huge navy redundant. For the foes were from Mars and they fell from the sky directly onto the soil of the kingdom’s heart.  It was an era of steam and steel culminating in great feats of engineering. Iron ships with great guns that floated and traversed the seven seas of planet Earth. No one had considered outer space and extraterrestrial life.

Very rapidly our glorious kingdom falls into chaos and dystopia. Refugees are fleeing in their millions before the onslaught of the alien monstrosities. Death and destruction are reaped upon Britain as one by one, cities and towns fall before the Martian advance. In one part of the story, we are presented with a minor diversion whereupon a Victorian ship confronts three of the alien fighting machines in the River Backwater of Essex, England. One small token of the failing empire’s might, but we get nothing more than a short-lived victory. A moment of hope and triumph dashed in a valiant confrontation. The incident is over before it can be properly digested, but there remains a faint echo of hope and resolve.

What would the crew of the battleship have been like?

How would they have come upon such a situation?

At sea, how could the crew imagine what the mainland was enduring?

How could they believe such things were so?

Martians were not real!

The British Empire could not fall!

Read the adaptation story set in the age of iron and steam. Look through the eyes of the disbelieving crew as they cruise around the coastline and receive nothing more than semaphore messages that are so fantastically outrageous, none can believe the reports.

Interest grows by the hour as the determined crew of HMS Thunder Child cruise closer to their ominous destiny – a reckoning with three alien fighting machines from Mars.

Read the adaptation science fiction story set during the age of iron and steel: The Last Days of Thunder Child.

 


Wednesday, 3 August 2016

On Our Way To The Manea Bird Hides In Fenland England.

Carole, Imi and Jessie

Today was very hot but also rather blustery. We have two granddaughters staying with us this week – Jessie and Imi. They were playing around with Carole’s huge dolls house that has all the furniture and so on. Our other granddaughters often like to play with this dolls house and it is a favourite among all of them. We have eighteen grand children now.

After a while Carole and I decided to take Jessie and Imi to the bird hides. We had a collection of binoculars, a couple of telescopes and some food and drink. Also I took my camera with me. It passed a couple of hours and for a while the girls enjoyed looking out across the fen from inside the bird hide. We saw a multitude of swifts or swallows, two egrets that appeared to be a court in couple, a cormorant, kestrels, swans and the Marsh Harrier, which seemed to be everyone’s favourite.


There was also an abundance of dragon flies and butterflies too. It passed a couple of hours before we returned home. I managed to get various shots of birds and insects during the little outing.



Kestrel

Crossing the old bridge

Along the pathway

Passed the rickety old cottage

A dragon fly stays still long enough for a click 

Seems to be a lot of thistles


The River Delph

Swifts move so fast it is hard to catch them in the camera

Marsh Harrier makes its cameo appearance

Probably hunting for rodents in the long grass

Patrolling its hunting grounds

A love struck egret has something in mind

Hello - just dropped in

Do you come here often?

Oh not too often.

The Marsh Harrier returns

The Cormorant takes off

On the way back there are more butterflies and thistles

All in all

A nice nature ramble