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TE Shaw
TE Lawrence

T E Shaw is the name adopted by Lawrence of Arabia in 1923 as he sought anonymity working in the RAF.  Lawrence was an extraordinarily talented writer and his book, “The Seven Pillars of Wisdom”, contains the following words:

“All men dream: but not equally.  Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible.”

It would be presumptuous in the extreme to suggest that any passage in this magazine will be as beautiful as that.  Nonetheless we have adopted the name “Shaw” as a tribute.

The Shaw Sheet is an online current affairs magazine which is now published on the first Thursday of each calendar month.  It has no political affiliation but seeks to bring out angles and ideas which have not been pursued elsewhere.  We do not provide any facility for online comments but may, where we think it appropriate, publish readers’ letters.  These should be emailed to us, giving name and address.  The address will not be published but is for our own records.

If you wish to submit an article to the Shaw Sheet please email it to one of the addresses below.  Should we decide to publish it we will pay a small fee provided it is over 500 words and provided that you are a young contributor and that it is one of your first two articles for us.  Initially that fee will be £20 but we hope to increase it when, and if, we obtain sufficient income from advertising.

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The Shaw Sheet is published by Shaw Sheet Publications Ltd, UK Company number 9404021, 20-22 Wenlock Road, London N1 7GU and contact details are as follows:


John Watson [[email protected]]

Production Team:

  UK News
    John Watson
    Peter Wilson

  Overseas News
    Neil Tidmarsh

  Features and Interviews
    Lynda Goetz

    William Morton

    Neil Dunlop

About Our Contributors

John Watson previously led the tax department at a City law firm.

Robert Kilconner: descendent of an Anglo-Irish family now living in Islington.

Chin Chin as in “cheers”, not as in China.

Neil Dunlop's Portrait

Neil Dunlop: much-travelled geeky oilman naturalist now enhancing garden and home.

Lynda Goetz: once lawyer, language teacher, cookery writer; still mother and gardener.

Mug shot of Don Urquhart

Don Urquhart: retired IT Manager mostly in evil investment banking. Once a centre half.

Neil Tidmarsh: author of the thrillers Crackle and Fear of the Dog (‘ingenious… a gripping read’ Cosmopolitan; ‘brilliant… could not put it down’ The Bookseller; ‘more twists than a mastiff’s tail’ The Sunday Times).

Boffles is a retired commercial lawyer living in London.

J R Thomas, under another name, laboured long in the City, dreaming of great hills, ancient forests, and long walks.  Now he sits in the flatlands, trimming hedges, and writing about politicians.

Richard Pooley: retired management trainer and international businessman, gardener, birder, grandfather, Francophile.

David Chilvers: numbers geek, distinctly average but enthusiastic golfer, loves Spurs and Essex cricket.

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