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A Miraculous Legacy

A Book Review on The Woman I Wanted to Be by Diane von Furstenberg As far back as my teen years I remember being in awe of fashion designer Diane von Fürstenberg and her likeness to my mother. She was … Continue reading

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Grief and Love

A Book Review This is partially a book review but also a brief chronicle of what my life has been like since October 9th 2012. For those of my readers who don’t know, my mother passed away on that date … Continue reading

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and whatever walked there, walked alone

Since I brought up the subject of Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House in my final Warwickshire entry, regarding Ettington Hall, I thought I would give you a few profound or memorable excerpts and, if you like, check into … Continue reading

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Lady Anne Clifford’s 17th Century Legacy

     Lady Anne at 56.      One of the most famous castle restorers of any century in Britain would most certainly be Lady Anne Clifford. Born into a noble inheritance on the 30th of January in 1590 at Skipton Castle in North … Continue reading

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Bunratty: Rebirth of a Castle

  A book review!!!                                                                                        a book by Bernard Share    Bunratty Castle in Ireland has been the prototype for authentic castle restoration for more than a century now and remains a beacon of what can be done with historical edifices- time, energy … Continue reading

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