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Nan and Nor, Published at last. Click on the image at the side

Written in the 1980s, Nan and Nor is based on two of the adults who helped bring Lil up in the privileged life that she was born into. Blending her memories in to a story of the old upstairs/downstairs world, … Continue reading

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How to insert a link from your WordPress blog to you book on Amazon, with a picture, so people can buy it.

Reading the internet shows a lot of us have struggled to get the live image of our books on to our blogs. I have already succeeded in doing this for my 2 other books, with lovely pictures of the book … Continue reading

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Excerpt from Lils latest novel, Ruth and Caw.

RUTH AND CAW: Opening Chapter.  There were four deep gold encrusted days of dappled warmth, dahlias and the gentle hand of autumn painting gold leaf on the trees.  Days of purple plums oozing juice for the lazy wasps.  Days of … Continue reading

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Letter home from our guest editor and grandson of Bungalow lil. Working with European refugees.

George is the guest editor in today’s blog, describing his experience as a student, aged 22, helping out at “The Jungle” in Calais, France. This is an unofficial refugee camp on the other side of the sea from England.   It … Continue reading

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Jumpers.

Fleur writes about wearing jumpers and what is says about those who do. As we sit in the snow in April, my husband and I, watching its cold downward journey onto the buds and grass of spring I realise we … Continue reading

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A short walk on the Lycian Way, Turkey

Gelidonya feneri, A walk towards the light house on the Lycian way.  The light house 2 km away is one step too far and as 14 nimble goats, the group from Sheffield botanic gardens society, scurry up the tree lined … Continue reading

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Lycean Olympos,Turkey. True city of the Gods?

While Hittites lived inland and had no iron, the sea trading ports of Lycea grew. Cities populated by thousands living on trade off the agriculture bounty from the hinterland. So Persians invade, Alexander the Great passed and secured links and … Continue reading

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Flowers of the Lycean Coast, Turkey

I have fallen for Artedia Squamata, a member of the umbelliferous family but known as The Madonna Flower by her friends. A posh cow parsely if ever there was one. I look greedily for ripe seeds of this white disc … Continue reading

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Turkey: a wander amid flowers

Botany is for enthusiasts but flowers are for everyone.  My brain dips in and out of the families and species. They keep changing their names as the compositaea family is now the Asteraceae, and as for umbellifers? What now. Crucifera … Continue reading

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Down and Dirty in the Country: A Quick Look at Rural Noir

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Noir is a genre usually identified with the city. Concrete and steel cut off our anti-hero, throwing an endless shadow over him or her. At the same time, however, authors were also looking at the darkness, isolation, and evil in…

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