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Farewell Summer

by Ray Bradbury Two summers ago I took it upon myself to read Ray’s so-called sequel to Dandelion Wine as a before bed read and took my time with it. I managed to stretch it out all summer long and … Continue reading

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Vita’s Tiny Masterpiece

Review of the book A Note of Explanation by Vita Sackville-West (1892-1962) ISBN: 978-1-4521-6996-5      This book had no choice but to be extraordinary. It was written by an extraordinary 20th century woman with a personality, life, background and beginnings … Continue reading

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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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