Sunday, April 22, 2018

Mad Blood Stirring by Simon Mayo

Mad Blood Stirring

Simon Mayo

1815: The war is over but for the inmates at Dartmoor Prison, peace - like home - is still a long way away.
On the eve of the year 1815, the American sailors of the Eagle finally arrive at Dartmoor prison; bedraggled, exhausted but burning with hope. They’ve only had one thing to sustain them – a snatched whisper overheard along the way.
The war is over.
Joe Hill thought he’d left the war outside these walls but it’s quickly clear that there’s a different type of fight to be had within. The seven prison blocks surrounding him have been segregated; six white and one black. As his voice rings out across the courtyard, announcing the peace, the redcoat guards bristle and the inmates stir. The powder keg was already fixed to blow and Joe has just lit the fuse.
Elizabeth Shortland, wife of the Governor looks down at the swirling crowd from the window of her own personal prison. The peace means the end is near, that she needn’t be here for ever. But suddenly, she cannot bear the thought of leaving.
Inspired by a true story, Mad Blood Stirring tells of a few frantic months in the suffocating atmosphere of a prison awaiting liberation. It is a story of hope and freedom, of loss and suffering. It is a story about how sometimes, in our darkest hour, it can be the most unlikely of things that see us through.
'Wonderful - a story I never heard before, told with style, pace, character, texture, and tension ... bliss.' Lee Child
'Bristling with energy, written with passion, Mad Blood Stirring is a joy to read.' John Boyne


Young Mum - on a train - with her twins .............

Young mum
Sunglasses on
On the train
Two little girls
Aged 3?
Unsmiling Mum
Wagging pointed finger a lot
Chocolate overload

Please don’t wear sunglasses
On a train
With kids
Let the see your eyes


Emotional Courage - a Ted talk very much about where I am in my learning about my interior - and yours!

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Memo ............

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If you can't read or write ................

If you can't read or write, you're not likely to get a job. 
If you don't have a job, you're much more likely to commit crime. 
About half of young black men don't have jobs. 
You don't need a GCSE to do the maths. 
If we want to solve this, we have to make schools better. 
We have to encourage more men, and more black men, to teach. 
We have to make sure that someone teaches children how to read, and write, and speak.


Friday, April 20, 2018

NEW Simon Mayo Book with a contract for a Hollywood movie ....... I have captured it from iBooks to read on my iPhone

When the Saints go matching in .............

Blob Tree Tools for Schools / Education / Human Development -