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The Best Prime Minister We Never Had
Failings In The Labour Party Opposition To The
UK Government In Early November 2020
Failings In The UK Government In
Early November 2020
What Do The People Think About Keeping
Schools Open During Lockdown?
Johnson, Cummings And Starmer -
Bad, Mad Or Sad?
Dying To Know - And A Jeremy Corbyn
Update
Humanity Is In A Viral War -
And Truth Is The First Casualty Of War
More Updates On Our Misgovernment -
They Are Still Lying To Us
It Just Goes From Bad To Worse - UK Government In 2020 - An Update
Shifting The Responsibility - 'Not Me Folks. Not Us Your Government!'
The NHS Is Facing A Triple Whammy - Fuelled By Tory Underfunding Since 2010
Keir Starmer's Leadership Of The Labour Party -
Did 56% Of The Membership Get It Right?
Johnson And Hanncock - Lessons For All Of Us
OMG - Is This Government For Real?
How To Mismanage A Pandemic -
The Madness Of Pursuing Herd Immunity
How To Spread A Virus The Tory Way -
Just So You Know
The Best Prime Minister We Never Had -
Jeremy Corbyn Tops The Poll
Lies, Damned Lies - And Statistics - What Is
Our Government Up To?
The Charge Against Johnson And Cummings Is,
M'Lord, The Pursuit Of Herd Immunity
Staying In The Labour Party So I Can
Vote Against The Leader Next Year
How Come The UK Has The Highest Number Of
Covid-19 Deaths Per Hundred Thousand
Supporting The Skwawkbox
Means We Get True News
Catching Up With Our Pandemic Misgovernment
Pandemic Misgovernment - Ignorance & Lies
Understanding More About Our Misgovernment
Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Cummings
Misgovernment In The UK - My Latest Round-Up
Courtesy Of Skwawkbox
The Latest Week Or Two Of
Misgovernment In The UK
A Murderous Misgovernment That Is
Almost Too Awful To Believe
Boris Johnson On Racism - June 2020
This Madness Will Run And Run
Too Late In March And Now Too Soon -
Extraordinary Failures In 10 Downing Street
The Art Of Loving (Erich Fromm) - And The Dark
Side Of Boris - Part Four
The Art Of Loving (Erich Fromm) - And The Dark
Side Of Boris - Part Three
The End Is Nigh - Prime Minister And Co.
Stage Two Of This COVID Disaster
Just Got Worse
A Bit Of Musical Joy But Still With Radical Edge
The Art Of Loving (Erich Fromm) - And The Dark
Beast Of Brexit (Boris Johnson) - Part Two
A Rising Tide Of Anger
May Bank Holiday Crisis As UK Government
Initiates Stage Two Of Their Disaster
The Art Of Loving (Erich Fromm) - And The Dark
Beast Of Brexit (Boris Johnson) - Part One
A Victor Meldrew Moment -
I Just Can't Believe It
More Porky Pies And Now Silence -
The Face Of Misgovernment UK Style
Maybe The Mainstream Media Is
Opening Its Eyes
The Serial Teller Of Porky Pies Back In Town -
With Blood On His Gown
Singing The Song Of Angry Men -
And Women
Eleven Days Of Madness
12 - 23 March 2020
Matters To Consider Before
An Exit From Isolation
Is There A Jacinda Ardern In The House?
Why Can't Our Government Get Its
Act Together
Scientific And Medical Expertise Begins To
Find A Voice To Shame UK Politicians
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UK Government - Performance Update
In These Pandemic Times
British Justice Is Not Always What It's
Cracked Up To Be
How's The UK Government Doing
In This Emergency?
Bring Me Hope - Part Four
Bring Me Hope - Part Three
Bring Me Hope - Part Two
Bring Me Hope - Part One
MSM - In This Case The BBC Are Helping
The Moronic Buffoons
More On This Government's Incompetence
How Much Longer Must We Suffer This
Incompetence?
COVID 19 - The Facts We Need To Know
COVID 19 - How Far Are We Subject
To Deception
The Conservatives Are Changing The Way
We Are Governed For The Worse - Part One
The Labour Manifesto Vision:
A New Internationalism
A Right Royal To-Do:
Did You Know That ....
The Labour Manifesto Vision:
Tackling Poverty and Inequality
Resisting The Tories - Part One:
The Climate Emergency

Taking Resistance Into The New Year -
Understanding Our Labour Party's Defeat

Resistance News - Love In The Corbyn
Family - And Outside
The Resistance Begins -
Still Nailing Johnson
 
 
The Book - Dying To Know

An overview of my latest literary venture.

As February turned to March this year (2020) the Covid-19 pandemic appeared. My inspiration had arrived. 'Dying to Know' began to take shape. My first five chapters have been drafted and now I am working on chapter 6. Seventeen and a half thousand words written.

As I have explained, I have two critical readers to help me, one in the States and one in the Netherlands - both friends made in the course of the writing and publication of the Jago story. They remain supportive.

Whatever I write must satisfy two criteria: Is it readable? And is it worth the reading - will the reader be enlightened? 'Dying to Know' is passing those tests.

My aim is to have the book complete by the summer of next year to coincide with the arrival of a vaccination schedule.

If you would like to read in advance the first chapter in order to get a taste of the book and its direction, I'm happy to send you a personal copy if you contact me using my email address:
robdonovan@waitrose.com

 
 
 
 
The Road To Corbyn - Facebook
 
A glimpse inside the structure of
‘Dying to Know’

I am a runner and I have my special local circuit that I use for training. I leave our home and very soon turn right to begin moving up the incline of the Stennack road, pavement running. At the top, I branch right on the B3306 heading out west on the coastal road. My route is still uphill and for a couple of hundred yards there is pavement. But then the pavement ends - and it is road-running all the way to the top of the hill at Little Trevalgan. One and three-quarter miles up and then downhill all the way home. 3.5 miles for the free flow of thoughts.

And that is my literary device. You, the reader, are my companion as I run. You are privy to the thoughts that bubble up from my sub-conscious. What you read is, in part, autobiographical. You are able, like me, to delve into the bole in my magic tree to access the fruits of research into matters that need further investigation. A touch of magical realism does not come amiss at the best of times – but this run of mine is being completed in the worst of times. I am running in a pandemic. I need to know more about how the world has become gripped by a virus that is proving deadly for so many. You share my journey of discovery over the months of the pandemic.

My reader in the Netherlands was kind enough to say she thought my first chapter was ‘sublime’. My second chapter proved much more problematic. With the help of my two readers, I reshaped the content to keep the link with the pace and rhythm set in chapter one but would the content alienate the general reader? They thought it might. I wanted to stay truthful to my inner self. The publisher of my biography of Jago Stone has now read my first five chapters. He is very far from sharing my views but he recognises the niche market potential of the book that is emerging.

The task for me is to build up, very quickly, the number of supporters who are prepared to add their name to the list of those who would be interested in buying a copy of this, my third book. The more who show their interest, the more likely it is that Unicorn will publish my literary venture.

Here are the links to my first two books:
The Road to Corbyn
The Remarkable Life of Jago Stone
 
Dying To Know
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