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Stopping by woods on a snowy evening

Posted by Simon Parke, 18 Dec 2014

My poem of the week is ‘Stopping by woods on a snowy evening’ by the American poet Robert Frost.

It was written in New Hampshire, 1923…

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When I'm 94

Posted by Simon Parke, 16 Dec 2014

I grew up listening to the Beatles’ ‘When I’m 64’ as a song about old age.

Things have changed a little now…

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Punishing times

Posted by Simon Parke, 15 Dec 2014

Two young men stood at the bar and talked about their childhoods.

In particular, they talked about how they’d been punished when young…

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Cover of A Director's Cut

Set in the seaside town of Stormhaven, the third Abbot Peter mystery, A Director’s Cut, opens the curtain on a dark tale of murder and revenge in theatreland. Abbot Peter and his niece DI Tamsin Shah, are drawn like lambs to the slaughter into the grievance behind the greasepaint and a rage behind the stage.

Cover of One Minute Meditation

A book of short meditations for use wherever you find yourself: on the bus, at the doctors, in your bedroom or by the pool.

This is a silent retreat, set amid the beauty of Devon on the edge of Dartmoor. The silence is punctuated by mediations and sessions, during which Simon will use material and themes from his book, The Journey Home (formerly published as The Beautiful Life).

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