Who is this Writer-Bear named Mawson? He is a pondering author for our befuddled times

Do you sometimes feel a bit muddled about, well, Things ? Sometimes rather ruffled when Things just go and, well, Happen ? Sometimes feel confused one moment and completely baffled the next? It’s not easy being Grownup. All this business of having to be sophisticated and industrious all day long! It just wears you down. But when you arrive in Mawson’s cosy world, the frazzled … Continue reading Who is this Writer-Bear named Mawson? He is a pondering author for our befuddled times

Big Bold Men – and their Teddy Bears: The General

Daphne du Maurier The tale of how Major Frederick Browning met and courted Daphne du Maurier seems to belong to one of the novelist’s less likely plots. The Major had read Du Maurier’s first novel, The Loving Spirit.  Inspired by her description of the coastline of Cornwall, and also dreaming of possibly meeting the novelist herself, he visited the county to go sailing. He did … Continue reading Big Bold Men – and their Teddy Bears: The General