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He Knew Me Better Than Anyone Else Has Ever Known Me

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5 mn read This time last year my best friend died. Scott Taylor, Canadian, dramatist, artist, pianist, cultural commentator, polymath, survivor of an abusive childhood, collector of Susuki vases, author of a 700 page as yet unpublished tome ‘Dismantling Mouths’, and, in his own words, ‘a neurotic’s neurotic’.  In January this year, I attended, virtually, a seven hour […]

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Retirement Rebel Siobhan sold her Flat and now Travels the UK in her Motorhome

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5 mn read Siobhan Daniels was shortlisted in the Advantages of Age Awards 2023 in the Non-Fiction with Pro-Ageing Message category for her book Retirement Rebel. Here she lets know about her big adventure. Following a 30-year career as a reporter, producer and presenter for the BBC, I retired, bought a motorhome and embarked on a solo trip […]

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AofA People: Richard Cabut – writer, playwright and musician

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3 mn read Richard Cabut is a writer, playwright and musician. He has written for the Guardian, the Telegraph, NME and Zig Zag under the pseudonym Richard North. Age I have just turned 63 – late March, Aries. Where do you live? Sunny southeast London, Honor Oak Park, SE23 – near Forest Hill, Lewisham, a walk away from […]

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AofA People: Ian Marchant – Writer, Broadcaster and Performer

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5 mn read Ian Marchant is an English writer, broadcaster and performer. He is best known for his non-fiction—mainly travel and memoir—but he has also written two novels and several other books, as well as short stories and newspaper articles. Following the completion of Parallel Lines and The Longest Crawl he has been invited to contribute to several […]

16 mn read

Pamela Des Barres and her Writing School for Electric Ladies

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16 mn read Pamela Des Barres, 74, is a musician and actress known for being an American rock groupie. In fact, she wrote a famous memoir I’m with the Band: Confessions of a Groupie which details her experiences in the Los Angeles rock music scene of the 60s and 70s. It turns out that she’s been running workshops […]

4 mn read

AofA People – M. Sarki – poet, photographer, fictionist, book reviewer…

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4 mn read What do you do? I am a published poet, fictionist, essayist, book reviewer, photographer, painter, carpenter, guitarist, and amateur social scientist. Tell us what it’s like to be your age? Being sixty-eight years old is not the same as anything I have ever experienced before. After falling from my cabin roof twelve years ago my […]

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