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About garth

I'm an indie author ardently writing fiction and you’ll notice a leaning towards Egypt. The book in the cooker right now is called The River Through. Hatsepsut features strong as an ancient enigma bringing her people back to pure after a sullying occupation by the Hyksos. I like these desert ancestors who dragged great chunks of stone for miles to build runways for god. Religion was a major preoccupation always. Magic was mixed in, sometimes called miracles. Christian and Hebrew testaments carried it over. Egyptians weren’t bothered with a history list based on sequential record keeping so there are numerous and bewildering gaps. A definite plus for the fiction writer. (Colouring in the spaces.) Bio: I am very tall and many people call me a freak (and laugh) so a slight chip on the shoulder but thick skinned - not impervious. Lots of short people out there who aren’t pleased to be little too. Given the choice, I’d keep length. Upbringing I am thankful because, during my life I have found many people who weren't so blessed so thanks mum and dad for pulling me out of the lucky dip. Two sisters and a brother, all of them cleverer than me or so they think. A wife who loves me - thanks Gill xxxx Two daughters, a yoga teacher and a nurse who don't quite hate me but we are moving in that direction as I tread heavier with advice. Lovely grandchildren who will develop into super beings if they maintain the current progress. A cat called Squeezely who has finally learned to evacuate his bowels outside. Buster the darling dog with a sensitive way and an over-exuberance for affection but we all let him take us down for licking. He's big. Occupation: Education first: Good military school that chased out the bad in me I can tell you. No-one put a polish on a boot better but it was enjoyable in retrospect. Not at the time though. Art college next and enlightenment - the world was a better place afterwards. Self employed antique furniture and restoration - very enjoyable and fulfilling but not overflowing financially. We did okay and we prospered.

A Ball of String Theory

Lots of Long Words In younger days of letter writing until now (as an author), my imagination could (can) always be depended on to fire up. I often wondered where the fuel came from and then, during a period in my … Continue reading

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Meanings Lost in Time

Idioms and Sayings This is a pilot for a weekly feature on the above as an interesting aspect of the English language. English is the standard means of expression here but lots of bloggers are dealing with a second language so … Continue reading

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FEMALE EQUALITY

Hatsepsut Research on the only female Egyptian pharaoh for THE RIVER THROUGH For twenty years, despite opposition from the priesthood, Hat-Sep-Sut ascended to the throne as pharaoh to bring Egypt into a new golden age. Her name means Foremost of … Continue reading

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The Brain is a Sensitive Instrument

Anyone who has experienced the slow wasting away of a loved one to Alzheimer’s or watched an empty shell swimming without purpose as the family look on, will know of the pain. Am I alone in wondering what causes the … Continue reading

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I Saw Happiness and Sadness

On a wordpress course to increase my effectiveness in commenting is the journey I took today and its been a roller coaster ride through the many emotions of an inter-nation of lovely people. Dips and dives through darkness and light … Continue reading

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The Lady in the Chamber

A recent investigation has raised the possibility of a hidden compartment in Tutankamun’s tomb that may hold secrets about Nefertiti, (his mother or step-mother.) As the wife of a disgraced pharaoh her right to a royal burial would have been … Continue reading

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August is Aglow

    WordPress Blogging University Course   a meeting of light in a chat room who would have thought to look there? a big surprise in fifteen parts:- the glove of an oven in heaven in hearts

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Lonely?

I’m part of a large family circle and have a social life that’s busy enough to keep me in touch with friends, so I’m not lonely. But there are lots of people who are and some of them could be bloggers, … Continue reading

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Let there be light

Visions of the celestial vaults appear in some form in all of my novels. The cosmos is an inspiration for my poetry too: Solar Leaps a pouring of red gold tipped from the setting sun guided by the mirror of … Continue reading

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Mansions of a Million Years

The Radiant Chamber is one of three novels with an entirely different storyline in each and varying degrees of Egyptian influence in the plot. The other two are still in preparation, one of them to be published soon and the … Continue reading

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