Welcome to my Writing Site!


There are quite a few posts up and running, now, and I’m adding to them all the time!

In the Black area at the top of the site page
Click on  Articles, Reviews, Book Notes, Poems, In Memoriam,
Teaching Ideas & Activities 
and Letters of Complaint
to see what’s already there

– with some posts appearing in more than one place…

(I hesitated to add the Letters of Complaint,
but after all, there’s a whole book of The Henry Root Letters!
The anti-racist diatribes speak for themselves, I hope,
and the commercial ones were such fun to write!)

Please feel free to respond to anything you read – Like, Comment, Share,
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And do the same to buy a copy of Wordsworth’s White Wife,
my memoir about my life in Guyana
with the Guyanese folklorist, broadcaster and poet, Wordsworth McAndrew
(See the About Page for more details.)

Here is an index of the posts online so far.

Georgetown Guyana – a lost city?
The Woman Upstairs

The Gattegno Effect – my contribution
Politeness Cultures – a PowerPoint presentation (also in Teaching Ideas).
Becoming Aware of Cultural Differences
Trump’s Style – a detailed analysis of part of a speech he made in 2015.

Plays, Films, TV, Books, etc…
In a Free State, by V S Naipaul
The Poetry of Alain Grandbois
Hidden figures 10: La La Land Nil
Pinter’s People
Long Day’s Journey into Night
Eurovision Dance Contest, 2008  (charge of xenophobia)
of My Memoir
1.  By Frank Birbal Singh
2.  By Chris Cormack
3.  By Christine Sanderson

      Book Notes:
Riddley Walker
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café
Riders in the Chariot
If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things

Libya Inter Alia
After Gardening
Poems for a long ago love

Hastings Station at 8 o’clock on a Saturday morning
On Hiroshima

Two Poems for My Daughter
The Listeners – PowerPoint Illustration (also in Teaching Ideas)

       In Memoriam:
Wordsworth McAndrew – April 2008
Geoff Beaghen & Hastings Arts – August 2011
My Father, Harold Dexter, 1893-1989

     Teaching Ideas & Activities:
Politeness Cultures – PowerPoint (also in Articles).
The Way Up to Heaven
A Passage to India
When You  Are Old
The Listeners – PowerPoint Illustration (also in Poems)

      Letters of Complaint:
re. Racist remark on Radio 4?
re. Eurovision Dance Contest (re. xenophobia)
re. The Man in the Van
re. Graduation Photos
re. Store Card Pressure
re. Erroneous Phone Charges