The Book Club with Sylvia Kent & writer Reg Haynes


This months book Club was a very fascinating chat with Reg Haynes who came in to talk about his superb memoir. At 95, Reg  is the oldest member of The BRENTWOOD WRITERS CIRCLE and also a member of the SOCIETY OF WRITER & JOURNALISTS. Reg says he’s “born in 1920 nearly on empty”.

In the interview, Reg who fought in World War TWO, talks why he is so anti war and how we can be at peace.  Reg explained why he believes that world peace is a possibility, the only real difficulty lying with persuading people to change the way they currently view the world and their place in it.

Reg has written Venturous Spirits which talks about War and Tasks for Peace. Available at Swan Bookshop at Upminster or Newham Books in Plaistow Road, or from the author at

More about Sylvia

Author/Columnist Sylvia Kent comes in each month to present The Book Club on Phoenix FM.

I contribute to national, regional magazines and on-line journals. Most of my 9 books have been reprinted and are on sale in Waterstones, Sainsbury, WHSmith and others. ESSEX FOLKLORE helped Channel 5’s film COUNTY SECRETS. My book THE WOMAN WRITER, published by The History Press sells at the British Library. My history of the Society of Women Writers and Journalists from 1894 traces our pioneers who made their mark in journalism, literature and poetry. Within the book I celebrate the centenary of Joyce Grenfell, a former SWWJ president. A chapter is dedicated to Joyce who meanders throughout my book which was reviewed in The Times and other dailies, radio and YouTube. I’m SWWJ’s Archivist. On-line publisher JMD MEDIA of Derby published my first ebook BRENTWOOD: HISTORIC TOWN in spring. My 2nd ebook ST MARY MAGDALEN: BILLERICAY is downloadable via KINDLE. Online magazine publish my articles. Check Facebook,Twitter @sylviaakent & Linked-In Film/audio clips are now added. Check my index box at top left-hand side of this page. Currently researching my 10th book covering Barking & Dagenham.130,000 blog visits.

Sylvia and Lulu


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