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susan-keefe's picture
Mar.14.2014
Compelling reading. About the Book: Historical fiction novel, set in France depicting the conflict that still exists amongst families since the Nazi occupation of WWII. Two young sisters discover war memorabilia hidden in their grandmother's trunk in an attic. They set out to trace their family...
susan-keefe's picture
Feb.20.2014
A fascinating story. About the book: If these old walls could talk, would you listen? When a house has a story to tell, historical events to relate and lives to share, it should be given a voice; especially when the house is French and possesses a certain “je ne sais quoi”. “Through These...
rosy-cole's picture
Oct.25.2012
Recently, at the Labour Party Conference, leader, Ed Miliband, appealed to our sense of family and belonging. 'One Nation' was the thrust of his delivery. We must all pull together. Everyone has a part to play. Everyone matters. It was fine rhetoric, the sentiment full of abstract merit – who...
john-meyer's picture
Aug.30.2012
I'm reading JACK: 1939 by Francine Matthews, a WWII adventure which features a young JFK in Europe, spying for the USA. This interests me because I've just put my own WWII spy thriller up on Amazon -with another celebrity protagonist: JUDY GARLAND; Operation Ruby Slipper. So far, we both have...
dale-estey's picture
Jun.11.2012
  Over the night of 09 June to 10 June, 1942, the Nazi-controlled army of Germany, eradicated the town of Lidice in Czechoslovakia. They levelled and then scraped this town from the earth, killing its inhabitants, in revenge for the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, the Deputy...
dale-estey's picture
Oct.03.2011
Edith Pargeter: an English novelist in Prague by David Vaughan   This week would have been the 98th birthday of Edith Pargeter, an English writer who translated many of the Czech classics. You may well have come across her under the penname Ellis Peters that she adopted for much of...
rosy-cole's picture
May.30.2011
My parents' wedding day   For better for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health...when Britain joined the EU in 1973, a whole mode of living slipped away unnoticed. Until then, attitudes, expectations and material wants had been stuck, broadly-speaking, in the Edwardian era...
mel-menzies's picture
May.25.2011
The new baby, who wasn’t new anymore, had whooping cough and a hole in her ear.  Per-four-eight-ed ear-drum, Mummy called it.  She cried a lot, the baby, every day and all night.  Mummy said she was worn out.  She told Auntie that the hospitals were full of soldiers who’d been hurt by the germs, so...
steven-belanger's picture
Apr.04.2011
I used to write very consistently, every day.  Of course, that was before I had a rewarding, but draining, job; this was also before I had anything closely resembling a life, as well.  Now I have both, and the caveat to that, which in a million years I never would have foreseen, is that I don't do...
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Feb.10.2011
 Are you looking for love on-line? Are you kissing too many frogs? Cynthia Brian interviews stories inside the dating scene to find your secret Valentine. A local everyday hero, Patti Anderson had the courage to appear on the TV show, The Biggest Loser. Despite being voted off the show, she has...