Today who is responsible for the mistakes made in 1944/45 by the Coalition Ministers of Education? i.e. R. A. Butler, Conservative or James C. Ede, Labour.
After 70 years of abuse heaped upon me because of the dyslexia caused by the abusive treatment of me, on my first day at school, for I was left-handed, I have only now found a way to write with a freedom from fear and publish works that I have kept hidden for years. Mercifully and thanks to the use of Dragon Naturally Speaking, I am able to write this letter without too much fear. Thank you to CreateSpace and Amazon for allowing me to publish free of charge, even though I believe there is always at least one mistake in every volume, but at 75 I have the joy of seeing my work in all its imperfections, printed and bound in colourful binders. But then Einstein was also dyslexic and he said that, “The person who never made a mistake, never tried anything new!”
Thank you to those who are now reading my work. Thank you for the cheques being paid into my bank account. Today I can say I forgive the teacher who slapped my 5 year old handswith a wooden pencil case and terrified me with the question, “What are you, Hitler’s child?” Then I was a child escaping as an evacuee from the bombing of my home town, today, I am a writer, no matter how naïve my writings, they are mine. If your child is dyslexic, the British Dyslexic Association [BDA] can help your child achieve the self-respect that comes from putting words down on paper.
Thanks to all my readers, to the actors who are supporting my revitalized career as a playwright. Thank you to Patrick Russell Books, for all your support given to Indie writers, such as myself. Thanks to the Alliance of Independent Authors [ALLi] I've learned a great deal from you. Thanks to the Liverpool Theatres, ever wonderful support for writers. Thanks to the support given over many years by June Lornie. Thanks to all my Twitter and Facebook friends, you are all very kind. pelhammcmahon.co.uk