Friday, 13 December 2019
Shot at Dawn. By Judith Allnatt
Private Henry Burden, a Northumberland Fusilier, was shot at 4 a.m. on 21st July 1915 having been found guilty of desertion. He was just sev...
Friday, 6 December 2019
From Sinister to Sweet: The Strange Tale of the Nutcracker by Catherine Hokin
A deeply creepy inventor ‘uncle’, a seven-headed mouse, a little girl who tears her arm open on broken glass and a curse which traps fir...
Friday, 29 November 2019
Son et Lumiere - Ancient Portents by Elisabeth Storrs
To me a violent storm instils fascination and fear. After a long, sweltering day in Sydney, there is nothing quite as spectacular as a dis...
Friday, 22 November 2019
At the edge of the world... by Carolyn Hughes
In September, our family revisited a favourite holiday destination. We hadn’t been there for several years and were eager to return. It bein...
Sunday, 17 November 2019
Of Great Men by L.J. Trafford
Rome being grand. Photo by Scott Rowland Ancient Rome is awash with Great Men, particularly in the era of the Republic when Rome was...
Friday, 8 November 2019
Sheela na gig: Warning - Explicit Content! - Celia Rees
At the end of September I met my New Zealand friend, Ismay, in Bordeaux. With my husband as expert driver, we were about to embark on a...
Friday, 1 November 2019
A HARBOUR, A BARRIER AND HOPE by Penny Dolan
The Isles of Orkney and the seas around Scapa Flow make a natural harbour, and have been used by sea voyagers and travellers throu...
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