Author Archives: rjwhittaker

When summer seems to be the hardest word

In Denmark, we look forward to the summer. We really do. We endure six hour days in December and the sort of vitamin D deficiency for which the only cure would be eating an entire raw seal. We watch anxiously … Continue reading

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Once in a Blue Super Moon

‘It only happens once in my lifetime – perhaps twice,’ my son told me when I asked for details. ‘That’s once every 150 years,’ he added cheerfully. You have to admire his optimism but that’s millennials for you. Staying up … Continue reading

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When Winter Comes

This is the prologue and first two chapters of my latest book. After years of estrangement, three siblings return to their family home after their mother’s death. The novel explores the effect of a traumatic childhood event on each child. … Continue reading

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Pom Pom the Great

Originally posted on Obsolete Vernacular:
Pom Pom is finally available to read. Who is he? He’s the monkey who came to live with us several years ago. He is messy, unpredictable, self-centred, energetic, resourceful, over-confident and has an idiosyncratic way…

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When summer seems to be the hardest word

In Denmark, we look forward to the summer. We really do. We endure six hour days in December and the sort of vitamin D deficiency which could only be properly cured by eating a whole raw seal. So we watch … Continue reading

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Pom Pom the Great

Pom Pom is finally available to read. Who is he? He’s the monkey who came to live with us several years ago. He is messy, unpredictable, self-centred, energetic, resourceful, over-confident and has an idiosyncratic way of wrestling with the English … Continue reading

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Pom Pom the Great

Anne of Green Gables had one who lived in a glass bookcase. James Stewart had one in ‘Harvey’. Gerard Depardieu actually was one in ‘Bogus.’ Several of my children have had them. It’s great to have friends. They enrich every … Continue reading

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