Margaret Moore

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Travel with a book

I don’t need to tell you that there are various ways of travelling. And with concern about the climate and environment, more people are looking to stay local where possible. Irrespective of your views on travel and the climate, you can always go on a journey with a book – there’s a diverse choice at TSL.
However, if you’re more interested in types and means of travel or stories about travelling, here are a few to whet your appetite:

Train Alive – the train blueprint for what became known as the Dwight Eisenhower after WW2. During the war it was the train which transported Eisenhower around England.
If trains are not your thing, perhaps boats are:
How to be a popular crew by Dave Robson gives good advice on how to get along with fellow sailors on a yacht. I think it’s good advice for any team work scenario while also helping confirm whether you are suited to life working in confined spaces with others for a period of time.
Mary Moore Mason was involved in USA-British aviation history – read about it and other travel encounters in her memoir Goodbye Hoop Skirts – Hello World!.
Another travel memoir is that by Margaret Moore who shares how she saw Sri-Lanka over a number of visits in From Sri Lanka with Love.
Not all about travel but a fascinating insight into how people left Germany in 1934 for other countries, there’s From the Reich to Rhodesia by Peter Sternberg which also tells of how a young boy adapted to a new country.
Then there’s always time travel – something Nick Horgan embarks on in his collection of poetry and short stories – Memories of Time Travel
And, as we know travel encounters can be rather obscure – this is brought home in Rajeshwar Prasad’s play – The Travellers.
Other journey stories are the Tow Path series by Beatrice Holloway, and John Samson’s A donkey called Oddsock.
This is just a taster – there’s always Ray Wooster, Robbie Cheadle, Linda Kane and others who all have travel as a feature in their catalogues.

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Margaret L Moore appreciation

Margaret L Moore

TSL has a few scientific/engineering background authors. Margaret is one of them – even more than humanity academics, the more scientific types have a particular way of writing which is not always what general readers appreciate. Margaret, however, having asked a few pertinent questions and after a few edits, turned out a most readable and enjoyable book charting a visit (and more) to Sri-Lanka, interspersing it with anecdotes from other holidays. Her interest in buildings, cultures and people especially family and friends comes across strongly, all aided by her ability to not take herself seriously (when, like most of us, out of the troublesome situation).
In addition to being a pleasure to work with (as are most of our authors), Margaret has also supported a few with looking at their writing and providing feedback, as well as general encouragement.
Having taken on the challenge by friends to write her book, From Sri Lanka with Love, I’m not sure if we’ll see anything more from Margaret – although I should add, that I’d be happy to see more from her as she opens windows onto different lands and experiences.

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TSL author videos #Video #Creative #Insights

Some TSL authors have created videos related to their books. Click on the image to purchase the book(s).

Book titleAuthorVideo link
Francis Beckett

(video features TSL author, Clive Greenwood)
A Youtube taster of my play A Modest Little Man, with @greenwood_clive
as the king, Roger Rose as Clem Attlee, and Lynne O'Sullivan as Violet Attlee.
Mavis Pachtervideo
Ezra WilliamsRadio Interview
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Margaret L Moorevideo
Robbie CheadleRobbie's son Greg has captured some videos of Robbie and Michael baking showing you how to make their various creations. Alongside the videos on TSL, Greg and Robbie now have their own channel
Melville Lovatt, Theatre, MonologueMelville LovattThe Wall’ and ‘The Teddy Bear’ from his collection Standing Alone are on YouTube by East Lane Theatre Company
Dave RobsonIntro
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Ezra WilliamsRiverside Radio ; Radio Dacorum
Poets of the 3rd Agepodcast
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Margaret L Moore

About Margaret L Moore

Margaret Moore is primarily a wife and mother who loves family life. The eldest of five daughters, her childhood holidays were always in homeland Scotland. A Quantity Surveyor, she has spent most of her working life teaching others to follow in her footsteps – excluding the incident when she got stuck in mud on a building site and workmen had to lift her out of her wellie boots, which remained in the mud, much to their amusement and her embarrassment.

Visit Margaret’s Facebook page and see a video of her travels.
Review of From Sri Lanka with Love in Life and Work.

Portobello Book Blog interview with Margaret about From Sri Lanka with Love

Books by Margaret