Tag Archives: England

A face from the past… and a book extract…

One of the everyday wonders of my childhood was a visit to my grandparents’ home. The house itself was full of Art Deco details. The walls and shelves were adorned with curious things, brought back from far-flung places… wooden boxes … Continue reading

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Guest author: Robbie Cheadle ~Anne Brontë

Robbie continues her series on the Brontë family. Click the links to read about Patrick, the patriarch ,  Charlotte Brontë and Emily Brontë. The Brontë family Anne Brontë Background Anne Bronté was the youngest of the six Bronté siblings and she … Continue reading

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Guest author: Robbie Cheadle ~Emily Brontë

Robbie continues her series on the Brontë family. Click the links to read about Patrick, the patriarch and Charlotte Brontë. The Brontë family Emily Brontë Background Emily Brontë was the fifth child of Patrick Bronte and Maria Branwell. She is known … Continue reading

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Guest author: Robbie Cheadle ~ The Bronte Family: Patrick Brontë

Patrick Brontë – the patriarch In the beginning Patrick Brontë, born Brunty, was the oldest of ten children born to Hugh Brunty, a farm labourer, and Alice McClory. He grew up in the small village of Drumballyroney in Country Down, … Continue reading

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Let the Balefires Burn ~ Padre’s Ramblings #writephoto

Remember, remember the fifth of November Of fireworks, bonfires, and Guys While no one much cares what it all means Its an excuse to light up the skies Continue reading at Padre’s Ramblings

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Guest author: Robbie Cheadle ~ Dick Turpin

The myth of Dick Turpin Fiction writer, Harrison Ainsworth, glamourised thief and highway man, Dick Turpin, in his 1834 novel, Rookwood. The novel is set in England in 1737 at a manor house called Rookwood Place and the plot revolves … Continue reading

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Joy Lennick interviews author Richard Dee

Reblogged from Joy Lennick: Today, I have the pleasure of interviewing a writer who you may, or may not, be familiar with; but one, I’m sure you will return to, once you have enjoyed a taste of his excellent, entertaining … Continue reading

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Rooted ~ Sisyphus #writephoto

“We have been here before today, haven’t we?” The question was directed to me, yet I wondered who the “we” included. I guessed perhaps not me, or not just me. For I never was here, on my own or alone … Continue reading

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Last chance to vote! Annual Bloggers Bash Awards 2019

“Last chance,” she says, “to cast your vote! Support your favourite blogs!” Yeah, right, I note there is no place To vote for blogging dogs. It’s not just me, there’s lots of us, And blogging cats as well… And other … Continue reading

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Bright ~ Sisyphus #writephoto

Often we walked in those woods, you and me, when the bluebells shone, and the sky reminded us that Easter was close by. Today, the air is clear, the ground soft to our feet, as it was then. “What is … Continue reading

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