A Mammoth Conflict for the Stone Age Detective

A mammoth tale for National Storytellers’ Week! A Mammoth Conflict is an incident from the draft of my forthcoming novel, The Stone Age Detective. mentioned in previous blogs. I will be posting a few short stories this week. Some have been posted before, some...

Why is History not on the core curriculum?

Schools have to teach the Core Curriculum That curriculum sets out the basic subjects the powers that be think all children should learn, including English, Maths and Science.  Schools may teach other subjects if they can  find the time and resources to do so.  I...

Who do you think you are kidding John McDonnell?

John McDonnell has called Winston Churchill ‘not a hero but a villain’. Isn’t Churchill our greatest national hero? How can John McDonnell, or anyone, say he’s a villain, not just overrated or not as great as some other hero? Why would anyone...