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Fogo Island, Newfoundland

Fogo Island, Newfoundland
Post Date: May 18, 2022

Early on Sunday, May 1st, our group sets out from St. John’s in a private coach, first to Gander and then on to Farewell for the ferry to Fogo Island. We stop for a delicious boxed lunch at ‘Union East’ in Gander Airport. The restaurant is really unique, unlike any airport restaurant you have ever[…]




St. John’s, Newfoundland
Post Date: May 18, 2022

In late April 2022, we flew to St. John’s to join Bonnie Stern’s Book and Dinner Club tour. Throughout the tour, we dined in the best restaurants and met many really interesting people. Jill Curran, the owner of Maxxim Vacations, accompanied us on the tour and impressed us with her ability to cope seamlessly with[…]




The Church of St. Michael and All Angels, Berwick Village, East Sussex.
Post Date: April 24, 2022

Not far from Charleston Farmhouse, increasingly narrow lanes lead to Berwick Village and the 12th Century Church of St. Michael and All Angels. Inside are murals painted during the Second World War by Bloomsbury artists Duncan Grant, Vanessa Bell, and her son, Quentin. Before negotiating the twists, turns, and gigantic potholes of the narrow country[…]




Charleston Farmhouse, East Sussex
Post Date: April 24, 2022




Alfriston, East Sussex, UK
Post Date: April 23, 2022

The medieval village of Alfriston, close to the historic town of Lewes, lies in the valley of the River Cuckmere. It is well worth a visit – lots to see, great places to eat, and the local people are extremely friendly and helpful. It’s like stepping back in time.




‘The Star,’ Alfriston, East Sussex.
Post Date: April 23, 2022

In March 2022, Joe and I escaped the ravages of the Canadian winter for the milder climes of the UK. Whilst there, we headed to the medieval village of Alfriston, which lies in the valley of the River Cuckmere. Of historical importance in the village is ‘The Star Inn,’ which was our home-away-from home for[…]




The Weak Against the Strong
Post Date: October 26, 2021

My book is now available in Indie Ontario, a curated collection of books from local indie authors available to readers in Ontario on the BiblioBoard Library mobile and web platform. This is through the Indie Author Project, a publishing community including public libraries, authors, curators and readers, to connect library patrons with the best independently[…]




Josie Mounsey publishes her First Novel
Post Date: August 18, 2021

In the midst of the shadowy world of government corruption and the sex trade in the late twentieth-century USSR, Mitch Galichin risks his life and puts his family in jeopardy in order to expose a human trafficking ring. In this riveting, suspenseful drama, the conflicts of family loyalties and social conscience play out against the[…]




The Innocents by Michael Crummey
Post Date: November 11, 2019

     Unlike Michael Crummey’s previous novels, where the characters are sometimes subsumed by the vastness and rawness of Newfoundland, in ‘The Innocents’ the adolescent protagonists, Evered and Ada Best, are central to the story.      Set some time in the early 1800s, the novel begins with tragedy when Evered and Ada’s parents and baby sister die.[…]




In the Land of the Gazelle – December 2017
Post Date: February 3, 2018

Abu Dhabi. The name conjures images of horsemen charging across the desert … camel trains loping toward an oasis shimmering on the horizon. No more, for Abu Dhabi (named after a species of gazelle once common in the Arabian region), ruled by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, is now¬†a buzzing modern metropolis[…]




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