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LITERATURE: Literature and Culture - Pen of Kesp

Post 215. Written by Ben Kesp.


In April 2014, the Pen of Kesp was born out of a short e-mail sent to four friends. Three years later, it is still evolving and growing with Vol. 3 Issue 12 released on the 27th of April 17. 


So what is the Pen of Kesp all about? It is a monthly literary and cultural newsletter/journal providing features, articles and news on culture, history, mythology and literature from different sources and contributors. It also includes news and updates on my e-books and artwork but this is not the focal point of the newsletter. The newsletter is to entertain, educate and inform with posts and articles. 
Contributors submit to the Pen of Kesp including author Gabriel Woods, a regular monthly writer who pens articles for the Folklore & More Section on Irish folklore, mythology, numerology or even political views! 
The vision of the Pen of Kesp is to be an online journal to entertain, educate and inform on literary, culture and art news. It is seeking local news wh…

LITERATURE: Susanna signs over Point Pleasant Estate

Post 214. Written by Ben Kesp. 

Landed Estate Excerpt Susanna Signs over Point Pleasant Estate to her son Stuart
The morning is wet as it has been for most of the week. Edward Ryall has arrived an hour earlier, and after some light refreshments, Susanna leads him into the study and is joined by Stuart and Elizabeth. Sitting into her chair, she allows Edward to take charge. Her thoughts are relaxed which surprises her. The time has arrived to relinquish Point Pleasant. Keeping her eyes focused on her old friend, she watches him remove the file from his bag. It is the file that will change her future. 
“Stuart, here are the papers granting you full ownership and rights to Point Pleasant East, covering half of the Point Pleasant Estate extending to one thousand, six hundred and fifty-three acres,” Edward begins on clearing his throat. “This will include Point Pleasant House, out buildings and all labourer cottages on the specified acreage. The estate will include all current staff, stock a…

LITERATURE: Poetry by T. Ponder

Post 213. 
Guest Post by T Ponder
“Complicated” Written by: T.Ponder Taken from his new book “The Informal Fixx
Unwrap the package Put it in Fingertips the smell of plastic When it’s over, won’t know where to begin Buttery soft lips, no need for chap-stick Memorized what’s before the eyes Hear the sounds Watching it work It’s twirling my thoughts Countdown from minutes Finally done, steamy and hot I’m so amazed Not sex, popcorn cooked in a microwave

“Circles” Written by: T. Ponder
“The game of Chess swirls whirls, pens poetry feeling blocks like leaves in a straight singular patter. If a circle is a circle while poetics portray a rhythm that flows backward forward toward a poem portrait portrayed something unknown”
I would like to thank T. Ponder for these wonderful poems. Looking forward to more! Ben Kesp.  Image: Provided by Author
About the Author Hello there bloggers and readers! My name is T. Ponder. I’m an Independent Author and personally, I love to play the game of Chess. One day whi…

LITERATURE: Mondays Book Talk - Six Proud Walkers

Post 212. Written by Ben Kesp.  Mondays Book Talk: Series 5 
Six Proud Walkersby Anthea Fraser 
Closing off Series 5 of Mondays Book Talk with this classic English detective mystery drama, Six Proud Walkers, which is one of sixteen novels featuring, Detective Chief Inspector David Webb, written by Anthea Fraser in 1988. 

I read this on Kindle and unfortunately, the story is formatted poorly for its conversion to Kindle. It is rife with spelling and grammar errors, with regular occurrences where there is no separation between scenes, with many different scenes rolling into one another. I was about to leave the story following the first four chapters as the pace was extremely slow until the book found its life and took off from chapter five, hooking me to see how the story would unfold. I understand that the beginning was to introduce the characters, but it moves at a slow pace, making it difficult to read, in addition to the poor formatting. 
The story begins when DCI Webb visits his fr…

LITERATURE: Mondays Book Talk: The Tenth Chamber

Post 211.  Mondays Book Talk: Series 5 
Guest Talk by MikeH  The Tenth Chamber by Glenn Cooper
The Tenth Chamber is a fictitious thriller by best-selling American author Glenn Cooper. Having read two books from his trilogy The Library of the Dead, I knew this novel would be an excellent choice. In fact, I completed it in less than two weeks, while commuting to and from work. 

In The Tenth Chamber, a medieval script is discovered hidden behind an antique bookcase in the Abbey of Ruac, in rural France. Badly damaged, it is sent to Paris for restoration, and literary historian Hugo Pineau begins to read the startling fourteenth-century text. Within its pages lies a fanciful tale of a painted cave and the secrets it contains - and a rudimentary map showing its position close to the abbey. Intrigued, Hugo enlists the help of archaeologist Luc Simard and the two men go exploring.
When they discover a vast network of prehistoric caves, buried deep within the cliffs, they realise that they've…