Author Archives: Sarah Tanburn

About Sarah Tanburn

I'm a writer, a sailor and a strategic adviser to public organisations. Visit my other websites to find out more.

@BBCr4Today replies to my complaint about Lawson

Ceri Thomas is the august Head of Programmes at BBC News.  He has said, in reply to my letter: The BBC is committed to impartial and balanced coverage of climate change. Furthermore we accept that there is broad scientific agreement … Continue reading

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“BBCr4Today: Lawson is from Lala Land.

This is an open letter to Jamie Angus, Editor of Radio 4’s Today programme.  I am grateful to Rob Hopkins at Transition Towns, who wrote a letter yesterday with many relevant points I have plagiarised. Basically: the BBC should not … Continue reading

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Love [wherever]

My article about travelling in India, entitled Homecoming is accompanied by this lovely artwork from Margeurite Dabaie.   They are both in the very beautiful magazine [wherever], an American literary creation.  They newly launched last year in print, which is a very … Continue reading

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1300 years of blood: valuing the instruments of peace

Next time you wonder what the European Union has ever done for us, remember just one word. Peace. It has been the greatest force to bring jaw-jaw to the dysfunctional family, and we should treasure it for that alone. We … Continue reading

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Stars In My Eyes: Words & Women in Norwich

Me:  writer new to Norwich, looking for congenial groups and opportunities to learn.Words and Women Norwich: supports and promotes women writers living and working in the East of England today.  How excellent is that?  I joined up and reserved Sunday … Continue reading

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On the reopening of Penarth Pier

Piers are storied, blurred by association and half-remembered scraps of history, no two the same but all sharing essential qualities of function and form, water and linearity, functional structures with froth on top. Long jetties or working wharves for ferries … Continue reading

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Saxon’s Bane – a slice of England

Saxon’s Bane, by my pal Geoffrey Gudgion, will be released on 12th Sept in the UK and 27th August in the USA by Solaris Books, an imprint of Rebellion.  You heard it here first: read and enjoy. I was lucky enough to get … Continue reading

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Falmouth, Cornwall

Falmouth is extraordinarily picturesque as seen from my cockpit here in the visitors’ haven in the centre of town. I can see the curve of the Maritime Museum, the swoop of the hills on the far side of Penryn Creek … Continue reading

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Freedom/Despair

Every now and then someone asks on line what makes you put down a book without finishing it. I’m in the more unusual position of finding myself finishing a book that is driving me to drink with irritation. Jonathan Franzen’s … Continue reading

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Silence on Restronguet Creek

The cormorant splashes as she takes ungainly steps across the creek surface and then flies, yellow beak extended, less than a metre above the water. The drips from her feet are tiny stepping stones. Air whispers to me from her … Continue reading

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