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We’re thrilled to announce that the memoir finalists for August are Kathy George for ‘Isolation’ and Patricia Swan for ‘Days of Fear and Wonder’. You can read these outstanding pieces below:


‘Isolation’ by Kathy George…I come in from walking the dog and notice I have a text message. I have to get my mind around the time difference. My son’s in New Zealand, snowboarding with mates. It’s 9:00AM there, and very cold. Read more.



‘Days of Fear and Wonder’ by Patricia Swan…This, truly, I promise you, is how it really was, or seemed to be. It is what I remember. This was not Hobbiton, Ruritania, or the Lost Land of Lyonesse, but the drab, post-war North East of England, where I was born… Read more.