Beverley and its Medieval Hanse Trade


The Hanse and Beverley Beverley Town Council (East Riding of Yorkshire) has been informed by the virtual International Hanse Day in Brilon/Germany, that its application for membership of the Modern Hanseatic League was successful. The announcement was made at the conference of delegates on 6th June 2020. Hull represents the English contingent of Hanse Towns –Continue reading “Beverley and its Medieval Hanse Trade”

About Eva


Eva has lived in Beverley for forty years. She graduated from Münster University, Westphalia/Germany in medieval history. Now retired, her recent research has focussed on the economic, social and cultural history of Northern Europe. Engaging with all sectors of the local community was at the heart of Eva’s career in Adult Education and as localContinue reading “About Eva”

Writing to cleanse your subconscious.


A revered childhood mentor, Mr Eveleigh, with the football team – a man who tried to get us to a guilt-free adolescence. In my last blog I asked why authors continue to write, despite gaining so few readers. Am I sure that we have few readers? An internet search reveals that average US sales forContinue reading “Writing to cleanse your subconscious.”

So why do authors bother?


Why do we write We are exhibitionists, who want to be the centre of attention. Really? There must be easier ways! We want to put the world right. Dream on. The world isn’t waiting for us. We want to get rich. Stop laughing! Here is the truth? We have deep insecurities and writing about themContinue reading “So why do authors bother?”

Jane Austen knew – fallible heroines create nervous male moments


Three polit novels. Money back if you don’t laugh or cry. See the series of power women heroes.

Cold showers and broken tablets – But not from 50 Shades.


Goddesses rule! after a feisty fightback. Connie Grimshaw gets herself in a mess, by playing sex-games in book 1 of Goddesses. She gets herself out again by fighting the bad boys in book 2. Here is an excerpt, where she and her lover try to work through an Aubrey Beardsley moment. They play Venus andContinue reading “Cold showers and broken tablets – But not from 50 Shades.”

Poetry Evening – Hull University. 18/08/17


The Assembled The usual suspects from the English Department Assemble, Levitically, as romantic as Monday morning. Late, crusty defensive years and ears hear Sunny but arid words. Brynmor evenings thwart noon’s thirst for torpor, But siestas can be a moveable feasts. Midday slumbers threaten the evening air. The Readings Gangs of knowing smiles Show pinchedContinue reading “Poetry Evening – Hull University. 18/08/17”