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Jul.28.2010
My Earliest Memory No one but no one will have an earliest memory like mine! No way! Most people have earliest memories of going on vacation, visiting relatives, perhaps of a really great toy or a memorable pet, but not me, my earliest memory is of being run over by a road sweeping truck! It’s...
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May.19.2010
“Where the Streets Have No Name.” This was the opening track on the Joshua Tree Album by the group U2 and it quickly became my favourite pop music song. It is a favourite because of the memories I have of the time it was released and the band, as well as the record. Sure, I have other favour...
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Mar.03.2010
In the small Dales village where we now live, we have really great neighbours. Most of them are really lovely people, very helpful and they can never do enough for you. When you’ve got lots of animal friends living with you, like we have, you sure do appreciate good neighbours! But when we lived in...
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Jan.27.2010
How many people have a favourite novel forever? I don’t think it can ever happen! Surely it's human nature to be always seeking out new experiences, new stories, new things that stretch and challenge ones imagination. To seek out new or maybe just different novels means you can't have just one...
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Jan.13.2010
My favourite poem is "Daffodils", or "I wandered lonely as a cloud", by William Wordsworth. Written by the great man in 1804 it epitomizes spring time in the high country of northern England. I live within half an hour's drive from Wordsworth country and often enjoy walking...
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Jan.06.2010
Sam Marsh The Viking King By Robert J Bullock
Is writing work? I suppose I never really think of what I do as work, sure I probably, like the rest of us, end up working well over fifty, sometimes sixty, hours a week. But where I come from in the north of England, working is driving a truck, crushing rocks in a quarry, jobs that involve hard...
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Jan.06.2010
Is writing work? I suppose I never realy think of what I do as work, sure I probably, like the rest of us, end up working well over fifty, sometimes sixty, hours a week. But where I come from in the north of England, working is driving a truck, crushing rocks in a quarry, jobs that involve hard...
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Dec.16.2009
As a writer I have the wonderful opportunity of reliving my childhood each time I put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard. I suppose this isn't the case with all writers, but, as a children's writer, I'm lucky because I do. I have the enviable prospect of not ever having to grow up! One of my...
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Nov.11.2009
Le quatorze Juillet or the Fourteenth of July was the date in 1789 that the storming of the Bastille occurred in Paris. The Bastille was a heavily fortified prison in Paris where political prisoners were sent by the corrupt and unpopular monarchy. Although at the time of the storming there were...
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Nov.04.2009
A person can count themselves lucky when they have an independent bookstore in their home town. All bookstores, even huge chains are havens of civility, charm and otherworldlyness, but independent bookstores just ooze appreciation for the written word in a way a big chain just can't. Most...
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Oct.28.2009
A dark and moody place. Visible from miles and miles away. Unique and scary. Pendle Hill has an air of the dark arts surrounding it. Close to the Lancashire/Yorkshire border myths have abounded in both of the rose counties for almost four hundred years. The site of one of the most famous English...
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Oct.22.2009
My favourite city used to be Venice, my wife and I went there on our honeymoon. The light of the city was breathtaking, the history and culture almost too much to take in, the food divine, the locals beautiful. It really is the gem in Italy' s Adriatic coast. My wife and I love Italy so much but we...
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