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Bromley House

I love libraries! Mine not being a bookish family, my first experience of regularly reading junior novels at home rather than school came about because of libraries. We are used to them as free facilities provided by the local authorities, … Continue reading

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Don’t Despair

Rejections are a soul-destroying business, but it’s not always your fault. I’ve just learned that Graham Greene only came second when he entered a “Write Like Graham Greene” competition under a pseudonym. This in turn reminded me of an experiment … Continue reading

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First Aid My Way by Jane Austen

One of her lesser known titles, but well worth a read. Actually, it’s The Real Jane Austen by Paula Byrne. Still well worth a read, and it really does contain a first aid tip by Jane herself. It caught my … Continue reading

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Don’t forget your brolly, Miss Bennet

Was there something particularly dangerous to the female human form about the rain that fell from the skies in the early eighteenth century? In modern times we used to have acid rain, although you don’t seem to hear about it … Continue reading

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