Edward James

About me

Edward is a Review Editor for Historical Novels Review. He lives in Cheltenham where he retired after a varied career, including being an official of the EU Commission in Brussels and advising several governments on the reform of their social welfare systems. He has published 3 non-fiction books and two historical novels, ‘Freedom’s Pilgrim’ published on Amazon Kindle(see my blog) and ‘The Frozen Dream’ published by Silverwood Books and also available on Kobo.

From my website

Those Were the Days

Raising the Flag Last month I had a most unexpected invitation.  The headmaster of my old school, which I left over 60 years ago, asked me to speak at the old scholars’ reunion.  Supposedly I was to talk about my publications, but I could not resist telling them what life…

The Other Cheltenham Prize

Besides the open competition  which the Cheltenham Writers’ Circle has just launched (see cheltprize.wordpress.com) the Circle has for several  years run an annual competition for members, for short stories and poems read at meetings in the last  year.  The prize is a sliver platter – not to keep but  to guard…

Bluecoat Girls

One hundred years ago my mother went on a scholarship from an elementary school in Lambeth, south London, to become a boarder at Christ’s Hospital, one of England’s most prestigious schools.  Last week I went to the site of the girls’ branch of the school in Hertford and took some…

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