Monthly Archives: September 2015

Where to Jump In

It’s been a while since I provided an update on what I’m up to as regards writing, so here it is. I’ve more or less completed a compilation of the letters between Sir John Franklin, the Arctic explorer whose biography … Continue reading

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Dorothy L Sayers

I’m currently reading a biography of the author of the Lord Peter Wimsey detective novels (partly for enjoyment but partly as research for a possible future project – watch this space!) I pretty much chuckled myself to sleep last night … Continue reading

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Sign of the Times

I recently had a very enjoyable trip to the picturesque village and abbey of Lacock. The villageĀ has been so well preserved that is often used for ‘period’ filming (eg the TV version of Pride and Prejudice) and scenes from Harry … Continue reading

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Haligmonath

The year creeps towards autumn, and in the Anglo-Saxon Calendar the month of September was known as HaligmonaĆ°. The letter ‘g’, as I’ve learned from my trusty dictionary of Old English, could be pronounced as a ‘y’, which, along with … Continue reading

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