Thinking about a career in Plumbing? Free E-Book click here (1st – 5th December).


Joined in the studio by Sylvia Kent and this months Book Club Guest writer and editor, Carol Cannavan. 


Carol’s book A Career in Plumbing is on promotion e-book between 1st – 5th December and can be downloaded freely from this link.



Carol Cannavan worked as a journalist and editor in the plumbing and heating industry for over 18 years. She was the communications manager for the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) and edited the Institute’s journal, P&HE Magazine and ETM (Education & Training Matters), which goes out to plumbing lecturers.

She went on to work for SNG Publishing as the editor of HIP! Magazine and Sparks Magazine, which is distributed to plumbing students and electrotechnology students in colleges and training centres around the UK.

In her time spent working at the CIPHE, Carol was often interviewed on radio and appeared on the Richard and Judy TV show to talk about diversity in the industry.

Carol is a full member of the Society of Women Writers & Journalists (SWWJ) and is a Companion member of the CIPHE, the professional body for the plumbing and heating industry. Carol is currently the editor of the SWWJ publication The Woman Writer.



Sylvia contributes to national, regional magazines and on-line journals. Following her Freelance Writer of the Year award for Writing Magazine, she began work on FOLKLORE OF ESSEX which contributed to Channel s film COUNTY SECRETS. Sylvia’s book THE WOMAN WRITER, published by the History Press is sold @ the British Library. This history of the Society of Women Writers & Journalists dates from 1894 and includes pioneers who made their mark in journalism, literature & poetry. Sylvia celebrates the centenary of Joyce Grenfell, a former SWWJ president. A chapter is dedicated to Joyce who meanders throughout the book which was reviewed in The Times, other dailies & YouTube. Sylvia is Archivist. She work with several publishers including on-line specialists. Ebook titles are BRENTWOOD: HISTORIC TOWN & ST MARY MAGDALEN: BILLERICAY, both downloadable via Kindle. later books are kindlised. 2,000 articles are linked to Facebook, Twitter @sylviaakent & Suite 101. Film/audio clips now added.

Sylvia’s 10th book Barking & Dagenham From Old Photographs is selling well.


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