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This fragment from an uncompleted novel by Helen Lowe draws on her experiences as a young political activist in nineteen-sixties and seventies London, opening with an account of the anti Vietnam War demonstration in Grosvenor Square in 1968.

New in March 2016: more war poems by Wilfrid Gibson and Elizabeth Gibson Cheyne

I have uploaded four more war poems by Wilfrid Gibson and one by Elizabeth Gibson Cheyne. They are among those mentioned in my latest article, ‘”War is a business of innumerable personal tragedies”: Wilfrid Gibson, Elizabeth Gibson Cheyne and the First World War’. (Published this month in Dymock Poets and Friends, No 15, 2016, it … Continue reading New in March 2016: more war poems by Wilfrid Gibson and Elizabeth Gibson Cheyne

New in February 2016: Wilfrid Gibson’s ‘Devilswater’

Wilfrid Gibson’s poem ‘Devilswater’,  set to music by James Gillespie, appears on the recently launched Brothers Gillespie CD, Songs from the Outlands. The poem, which refers  to places near Hexham, Gibson’s Northumberland hometown, was influenced by the regional folk tales and Border Ballads he heard from childhood; I think Gibson would have loved the Gillespies’ … Continue reading New in February 2016: Wilfrid Gibson’s ‘Devilswater’

‘Eagle’ Art Editor

Illustrated article by Michael Gibson about his time as Art Editor of Eagle comic in the nineteen-fifties. Published in Eagle Times, Spring 1998.

Michael Gibson Memoirs: First Books and War Work

Children’s author Michael Gibson remembers his early interest in aircraft, writing his first book while still a schoolboy, and his war work in Gloucestershire as a technical artist and in bomb disposal.

The Spirit of Resistance: Helen Lowe, 1944-2011

2014. This short piece draws on Helen Lowe’s own words to give a background to her involvement with the feminist organisation Women Against Fundamentalism. Chapter in Women Against Fundamentalism: stories of dissent and solidarity, eds. Sukhwant Dhaliwal and Nira Yuval-Davis.