Category Archives: Stuart France and Sue Vincent

Dreaming Stones: A Room with a View…

We might have been able to find a room in Stornoway, had we looked, but it had never entered our heads when we went there to pump up the tyre. After spending the previous night sleeping in the car, and … Continue reading

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Dreaming Stones: Third Time Lucky…

The light was changing. Not that it had been doing anything else all day… the light in the Western Isles is amazing… but it was, by this time, almost eight thirty and we were rather expecting the light to fade … Continue reading

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Tobias and the Angel: A dog called Toby…. Stuart France

Domingos Sequeira – Tobias heals the blindness of his father * … “On a recognised Pilgrimage route?” “Why not?” “Well, that would explain the presence of the two other Archangels in the paintings even though there is no mention of … Continue reading

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Dreaming Stones: A Stroke of Luck

Below us there was a loch ringed with hills. In the distance, mountains. Before us, a road that led to the shore. We hadn’t a clue where we were… unless heaven has a place on the map. All we knew … Continue reading

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Tobias and the Angel: Grateful Dead… Stuart France

William-Adolphe Bouguerea * … “If a story is canonical in one tradition and uncanonical in another it immediately raises two questions.” “What makes it ‘canonical’ for one tradition?” “And what makes it ‘uncanonical’ for the other?” “One might have supposed … Continue reading

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Dear Don: Dragon…

Dear Don, ‘Morphology of the Dragon’… that has to qualify as a chapter title… I really think that between that photo and the lay of the land, you are on to something with Uffington, you know. That would explain the … Continue reading

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Lands of Exile: But ‘n’ Ben

Lands of Exile: But ‘n’ Ben Stuart France & Sue Vincent   For once, Don was right… it was all Wen’s fault. If only Ben had not insisted in going back for the gun… Don and Wen should hand themselves … Continue reading

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Dear Don: Ghaist Stanes…

Dear Don, Had the inadvertent blooding of the book indeed been a ritual, I would have minded far less, as such would hark back to the oldest rites, continuing the thread of vicarious sacrifice reaching even into the heart of … Continue reading

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A Thousand Miles of History XXVI: Rite of Way

Our next stop was right on the coast. On a day when you could see where your next step would take you, and had we been blessed with more time, we might have parked at Land’s End and walked the … Continue reading

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Dear Don: Omar…

Dear Don, Ah, the quotation is from the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. There is much wisdom in those pages. “Oh, Thou, who didst with pitfall and with gin Beset the Road I was to wander in, Thou wilt not with … Continue reading

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