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My 1940s Dance Look

My 1940s Dance Look

  Disclosure: This post contains Amazon affiliate links, which means I can earn a small commission if you click on them and then make a purchase. This goes towards blog hosting and other expenses. For more information, please read the full disclosure.   Last night we went to a 1940s dance at Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre. It’s the largest bomber command museum in England and the only place in the country you can see a Lancaster Bomber on an original wartime airfield.     We’ve been to the dance a few times before and always enjoy it. There is a live big band and everyone dresses up […]


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Posted 27th May 2018 in: Events. Tagged: , ,

Introducing The Glorious Dead by Tim Atkinson

Introducing The Glorious Dead by Tim Atkinson

Photo courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. If you’re a fan of historical novels, you may be interested in author Tim Atkinson’s latest novel: The Glorious Dead, which is set in the aftermath of World War One. “When the guns stop firing, Jack starts digging – not trenches now, but graves. But will those who bury the dead lay their own wartime ghosts? And what secrets remain on the battlefields of Flanders?” Atkinson is crowd funding the novel through Unbound and as of writing, it is 51% funded. Supporters can choose from a range of options, some of which […]


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Posted 9th August 2016 in: Book Tours & Promotions. Tagged:

Happy Book Birthday to Lost and Found by Jeff LaFerney

Happy Book Birthday to Lost and Found by Jeff LaFerney

Today I’d like to wish a ‘Happy Book Birthday’ to one of my online writer buddies-Jeff LaFerney. Jeff is a lovely guy and an extremely talented author. His latest novel, Lost and Found, is out this week and available to purchase from Amazon. Keep reading to discover the synopsis, learn more about the author and read my review. About the Book In 1939, a sole Jewish smuggler immigrates to America to preserve a heritage Hitler hoped to erase. In 1944, two spies enter the United States on a mission to track down one man and a treasure of missing Spanish gold. […]


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Posted 28th April 2015 in: Book Reviews, Book Tours & Promotions. Tagged:

I is for Inventions

I is for Inventions

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. The aim is to write a post for every day of the month except for Sundays, with each post representing a different letter of the alphabet. This year I’m doing an A-Z of Great Britain, covering as much as I can about British music, literature, TV and film, food, wildlife and culture. For the letter ‘I’ I have chosen Inventions, so I’m going to talk about some of the things that were believed to  have been invented in Britain. There are too many inventions to write a comprehensive list, for that see Wikipedia. Science, […]


My Life in Books

My Life in Books

Today I read a really great post by Philip Dodd over at The Domesticated Bohemian.  He described how his early love of reading was sparked by pouring over a children’s encyclopedia and grew from discovering the library. He argues against their closure and I agree that if a library encourages even one child to enjoy reading then it’s worth keeping open, it’s just a shame that many people do not take advantage of the wealth of information and entertainment on their doorstep. Philip asked his readers to tell him about their reading lives including what books were important and why. […]


Thoughts on Remembrance Day

Thoughts on Remembrance Day

[source] I thought I would take time out from Nano to pay respect to our fallen war heroes today. I think most of us know someone whose life has been touched by war, whether it’s a great-grandparent who fought in the First World War or a loved one who is away in Afghanistan right now; it affects us all. Many of us wouldn’t be here today if it were not for the soldiers who fought and died for our freedom. Sometimes though, when we glorify them as heroes we forget what they were: people just like us. They were sons […]


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Posted 14th November 2010 in: Causes & Beliefs. Tagged: , ,