Category Archives: Research

Wartime

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to live in a town under siege from bombs? You see these images on the television of Syria and the Yemen where people are living in not much more than rubble. How does … Continue reading

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Ghost Tour

For my sins but really being a willing member of the wonderful CHINDI network of Independent Authors, I have said I would arrange organise a ghost tour for the LOCA, the Littlehampton Arts Festival next July. I am hoping to receive lots … Continue reading

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Ghostly Figures

Joseph Timms, railway magnate, pastoralist, race horse owner etc. etc. was an entrepreneur, a man of many interests, completely self-made and very much a family man. All his children and his brothers were involved in the business. He lived in … Continue reading

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Coincidences

This image came up on a Facebook Page, I follow. It is a photo of Yarra House in Cleethorpes. Built around 1840 by a clergyman, I am really intrigued by how it got its name. Was it the first owner or one … Continue reading

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Social Media Workshop etc.

We had a fun day today – the ultimate silver surfers’ day. How can Social Media help authors to spread the word about their books. My forays into Twitter, Facebook Pages and Pinterest have certainly borne fruit over the last … Continue reading

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Britain’s Trade in Bones

It was a post on a Facebook history site that first got me interested in this. Since then I have read more and written a scene in my latest book about it. Yesterday  another blog I follow had an article … Continue reading

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Centenary of the Somme

No day in British history can be as dreadul as the first day of the Somme. I cannot imagine the fear and the horror of it. Last night’s service at Westminster Abbey was memorable for the words of Jocylyn Buxton, … Continue reading

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