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christopher-cudworth's picture
Jan.13.2014
I have never been one for use of a lot of Cruise Control in any vehicle. It always felt like cheating. Perhaps something in my long career or running and riding makes it feel like that. You come to think you should always have to use some sort of effort to keep going so fast. Otherwise it's...
rosy-cole's picture
Nov.20.2011
  A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it. Jean de La Fontaine Destiny is something we refer to casually, a big portmanteau sort of word, but what does it mean? The same thing as fate, I guess. Both words are imprecise, both loaded with nuance that delivers a...
rosy-cole's picture
Oct.20.2010
 continued from here:    The inquisitive governess wonders whether a spoonful of brimstone and treacle is in order.  Two or three sheets of parchment were scattered over the desk in the corner of the room with writing tools, tracing paper, a pot of glue and an oil-paint brush....
rosy-cole's picture
Oct.15.2010
   A reluctant signatory and an inquisitive governess can only make for trouble It was a Sunday morning at the beginning of Lent. They had chosen Sunday because most of the servants would be at Parish Mass in the Minster. Mr Carrington would be conducting the service and Price would...
rosy-cole's picture
Oct.05.2010
  Lord Grenville (Buckingham's younger brother)   In this preview excerpt from THE SHEEP AND THE GOATS, Book Two of the Berkeley Trilogy (due 2013)  the Earl of Berkeley's brother-in-law, The Marquess of Buckingham, shifts closer to power. He is perilously in possession of the truth...
rosy-cole's picture
Jun.13.2010
                              Berkeley’s fearsome aspect had suffered no change when, the following day, his friend called again and was shown into the Morning Room. He and Mary were in the conservatory, in the thick of a...
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May.27.2010
                            Sir James Mansfield was no conventional lawyer drawing a clientèle from the aristocracy and the flower of the professions. In his sixty-fifth year, he had served two terms as Solicitor General for the...
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Mar.06.2010
National Public Radio foreign correspondent Eric Weiner used to have a list of seven ways for journalists to grow old gracefully. His premise, which is self-evident to anyone who’s been a reporter, was that daily news was an undignified thing to be doing in your 40s. I can’t remember the whole of...
rosy-cole's picture
Feb.26.2010
(continued from Wednesday's post) ...Mary broke off and bit her lip. She averted her gaze from the fascinated maid, trying to staunch a wave of embarrassment. That the girl’s name was really Tudor gave the situation a compelling twist! “I entreat you to stay in Gloucestershire among those who...
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Feb.24.2010
She was born a butcher's daughter, loved by a lawyer, proposed to by a Prince and abducted by an Earl...   Things came to a head that October. One morning, Mary looked into the schoolroom upon her two elder sons, Fitz and Freddy (Maurice Frederick), to enquire of Mrs Price how they were...