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Apr.08.2014
On the anniversary of the marriage of George, Prince of Wales to Caroline of Brunswick, 1795, an excerpt from THE WOLF AND THE LAMB, First Book in the Berkeley Series. Lord Berkeley ruminates upon the broken vow to remain a bachelor made by his royal boon companion. The Princess Caroline of...
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Mar.18.2014
Published February 20, 2014'The plot rides the heart-stopping ups and downs of a remarkable marriage and reveals how the tightrope between truth and illusion can swiftly turn into a hangman's noose.'You've heard the term 'Berk'. It conveys idiocy, doltishness, an agent of reckless escapades and...
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Aug.08.2012
continued...   The Berkeleys strive to press home their advantage whilst they may...but with some opposition from above Mrs Price stormed off to her kin in an uppity frame of mind. The dust settled upon the cornices and the spiders scuttled out from their bullet-hole webs outside the sash...
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Aug.04.2012
  The Berkeleys follow the Royal Court to Weymouth and all goes according to plan...at first In the scorching summer of 1797, His Majesty agitated to be breathing the ozone of his beloved Dorset coast and the Royal Court removed to Gloucester House in the little port of Weymouth, along with...
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Mar.12.2012
  This is the third of four blogs about destiny. The first and second can be found here. There is no such thing as chance; and what seem to us merest accident springs from the deepest source of destiny. Friedrich Schiller Authors are becoming accustomed to promoting their own wares. We're...
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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...
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Aug.11.2011
  When THE WOLF AND THE LAMB First Book in the Berkeley Series, was a Work In Progress, I described it as a biographical novel, a recognised genre, even though it doesn't suit tag systems. Several months after publication, the tag was changed to 'novelised biography'. This doesn't fit...
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May.05.2011
  "They shall never get the marriage chain around my neck!"   (continued from last episode ) Mr Carrington was taken aside and the plan to marry outlined. The need for reticence was stressed. Berkeley would be obliged for his services as a witness. William Tudor, who had returned from a...
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Jan.20.2011
      George, Prince of Wales sinks into the slough of despond and compares notes with his intimate friend, Fred Berkeley   “The bird has flown! She is gone to France! Oh, to kiss the soil of Calais!”  George, Prince of Wales, was pacing his apartments at Carlton House in...
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Jan.14.2011
    Today's announcement (January 14, 2011) that Mrs Daisy Berkeley, wife of Mrs Charles Berkeley, Director of Berkeley Castle, has given birth to a daughter,  has me wavering between goosebumps and tears. They are naming her Mary. This will be the first Mary to live there since...