Category Archives: Research

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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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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Ranter’s Wharf

I think I have the title for my third book. I was doing some research yesterday, in between dozing in bed with a lousy cold and I came across a place I had never heard about in my home town. … Continue reading

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Curd Tarts

Curd tarts are something I have never seen for sale in the South of England. Many recipes online name them as Yorkshire Curd Tarts but we had them in Lincolnshire too. Researching for my latest book I found that visitors … Continue reading

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Back to researching the next book

It’s time now to get back to my latest project, a book about my family for a change. Once again it takes me back to the early nineteenth century. I have written the first 10,000 words, which I am sure … Continue reading

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My notebook has been found, thanks to my husband. It had been well and truly hidden by me. For this book I am writing about my home town, Grimsby, which one would think would be easier, rather than writing about … Continue reading

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