In Writings for a Car Boot Sale, Pamela Theophilus Gardner takes readers on a new literary journey with her eclectic mix of writing to suit all moods. In this collection of short, entertaining fiction, fascinating non-fiction and academic essays, there is something for every reader.
The book opens with a series of short stories; a selection of fictional sketches and narrative in a variety of forms, including realistic, fable and drama. This section concludes with a historical story, based on an episode in the life of the potter and ceramic artist, William Billingsley – which links nicely to Pamela’s second collection: non-fiction ceramic mysteries.
Well illustrated, the mysteries are accessible to all readers, with or without an interest in ceramics. Dating from early to late nineteenth century, social history and the characters populating the stories feature as strongly as does the porcelain.
The book concludes with two, more challenging essays, stemming from Pamela’s academic interest and professional experience in diet and health, and exploring a blend of science and the politics of food policy.