As timely a publication as could be, given that my book is due to appear in three days. The well-established, presented and respected e-zine Inkapture –www,inkapturemagazine.co,uk – has included a piece of mine called Demolition Day in their September issue, and many thanks to them for that. Demolition Day looks at the destruction of a sixties-built tower block from three points of view – a woman who spent her childhood in the block after moving out of a near-derelict terrace house, the local councillor whose committee has issued the final order for the block’s destruction, and a young architect with an interest in saving buildings of the time. A direct link to the story iswww.inkapturemagazine.co.uk/2013/09/demolition-day-by-bruce-harris
A timely prize is not such a bad idea either, and ‘Emily’s Derby’, concerned with a certain well-known event in 1913, has, I’m happy to say, won a Commendation in the Yeovil Prize – www.yeovilprize.co.uk , which places it in the top fifteen of over 1000 entrants (the Yeovil Prize is one of the biggest!)
So First Flame, out on Friday 20th, has a respectable lift-off, and hope anyone who’s had a look at this will go to
and have a look at that!