Author Archives: juliej

New web-site goes live!!

My new web-site can now be found at Those of you who want to receive alerts when a new blog comes out, please click on the ‘Follow’ button at the right hand side of the site.

The Story Bazaar site will still exist, but will, to an extent, be mothballed. So, if you want to access any of the blogs which you enjoyed in the past you can still do so, by typing the name of the blog into your search engine ( and adding The Story Bazaar ) and you should be directed to the article in question.  They are all still there, just not as active.  Thanks for all the comments and suggestions over the years, I hope you continue to engage with the new site.

The Story Bazaar Compendia are available on Amazon and other online book retailers and those for 2017 and 2018 will feature there shortly, as ‘e’ books and paperback, if you want a more physical reminder of The Story Bazaar.

Signing off now.  See you at the new web-site.  ‘Bye and thanks for all the good wishes.




My favourite blogs

On the basis that The Story Bazaar will close next week I hope you will forgive me for indulging myself by re-visiting my favourite blog articles of 2018. I particularly enjoyed writing the articles about Carlton Kirby and Ali Gayler’s … Continue reading


Happy New Year! Front Page News!

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To everyone who reads The Story Bazaar, its blogs and books I wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. The Story Bazaar web-site has been in existence for almost four full years now – beginning on January 20th … Continue reading


A Major Incident

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Number of refugees trying to enter Britain by sailing across the English Channel – just over 200, population of the UK 66.2 million (UN estimate 2018).  This issue hadn’t entered my consciousness at all until Boxing Day when I think … Continue reading


Mother of Parliaments

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I, like many people, have been watching broadcasts from the House of Commons and its Committee rooms recently. Some years ago when I was a civil servant, I attended meetings and committees in the Palace of Westminster so a few … Continue reading