Tag Archives: Phil Mansell

Capturing A Paul Daniels Magic Moment

The news of the death of magician Paul Daniels reminded me of the time I took his photo – and managed to capture the moment he astounded a member of the public. It was back in 2008 when I was … Continue reading

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Being Rejected by Sir George Martin Makes the News!

Amazing the power of social media. Yesterday I wrote my blog about how the late Sir George Martin turned down my band, The BOI, and sent out a tweet about it. Next thing I know a reporter from the local … Continue reading

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George Martin Turned Down My Band!

The death of Beatles  producer George Martin marks the end of an era. He was as much a part of the Fab Fours’ legend as the lads themselves. Hard to imagine anyone else being able to take the sounds they … Continue reading

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In Praise of Enid Blyton’s Adventure Books

As it’s World Book Day it seems appropriate to remember the author who first got me really excited about reading and writing. From the age of five I was taken by my mother to the magnificent old library on Soho … Continue reading

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Art for Children’s books

As a break from writing plays, I recently had an idea for a book for children in the 9 – 12 age range. I’d stumbled across a website about Enid Blyton and it reminded me of how much I enjoyed … Continue reading

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Writing about Top Secret Shenanigans

Surveillance, incompetence, blame and knife-throwing are just some of the themes running through my latest play to be published by Silver Moon. ‘A Clandestine Operation’ is set in a room where two men and their supervisor are keeping an eye … Continue reading

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A fool’s errand…or a deadly trap?

I’ve just sent off another play to my publisher Silvermoon. ‘The Seventh Suitcase’ is a play I’ve been working on for some time. At last, I’m happy with it – and hope to direct it in the Studio at the … Continue reading

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