Monthly Archives: April 2015

Wildfell Wanderings

I’m currently reading The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte and I noticed that one of the characters, when looking out to sea, used the term ‘seamew’ for a sea bird. I instantly made a note of it because … Continue reading

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Waterloo Voices

Eeek – I’ve been getting the title wrong! We were originally going to call it Eyewitness Waterloo, but there was a last minute change to Waterloo Voices. I’m happy with the change, but have nevertheless continued to think of it … Continue reading

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Aquila

My latest contribution to the magazine I wished had existed when I was a boy is a strange and spooky story set in Versailles (this April edition having a French Revolution theme). I first came across this story many years … Continue reading

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Eyewitness Waterloo

More extracts from my forthcoming book telling the story of the Battle of Waterloo and its aftermath in the words of those who were there. The story so far… Recently married Lady Magdalene de Lancey is tending to her husband, … Continue reading

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Happy Eostre!

The month of April was known to the Saxons as Eostremonath and the linguistic link with modern Easter is pretty obvious. It is one of several instances of early Christians borrowing from the ‘old religion’, since what we know as … Continue reading

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