Hurrah!  We’ve finally managed to gain the rights to An Inspector Calls, and Amazon are now selling the Annotation-Friendly and Dyslexia-Friendly editions.  If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll know this has been going on (and on and on) for something close to an eternity.  I’ve just been shouting about this in that crowded, noisy room called […]

Here I am minding my own business when – drip, drip, drip.  I notice that the flat roof of my office (really an upstairs room) has started leaking.  I tell my wife the bad news.  I put a bucket under the leak.  I call a roofer.  My wife then shows me the porch has also […]

Look!  We’re at number 1 in the “Secondary Education” category on Amazon!  Which means the book is selling almost three copies a century, but it’s still more than the 99 other books on this chart.  We’re also working on a brand new cover for this book.  I’ll post the cover in the next blog if, […]

Questions from my son I have young son, who asks somewhere in the region of 235963489732 questions a day.  As some of them are very odd I thought I’d share some with you: Dad – What was the third egg you ever ate? Do trains sometimes have races with tigers? Do pigeons have their own […]

Two things: 1 – I need to write something for my blog. 2 – I’m getting very impatient about waiting for the rights to An Inspector Calls. Is it so wrong of me to harangue the lovely people at Penguin for taking so long to give Firestone Books the rights?  Admittedly the people I’m contacting probably […]

 Have I dumped socialism and caring about others, for capitalism and a dog-eat-dog, greed-is-good mentality? Why, yes! [See Note 1 below] – and where better to look for inspiration on how to run a business (which is what I try to do) than my favourite programme The Apprentice [See Note 2] [Note 1 – Not really […]

A stitch in time saves nine. The early bird catches the worm. A sock on the hand is worth four monkeys on a Tuesday. In other words I’m probably about to plug our – FANTASTIC – FABULOUS – WONDERFUL – SUPER-USEFUL – GCSE-GRADE-BOOSTING Revision Guides – too soon.  I mean they’re not out until April […]