Tag Archives: Gordon Le Pard

November 11th And Giving Thanks To A Small Statue And Many, Many Men And Women #remembranceday

My brother, the Archaeologist wrote this piece for my blog back in 2014 when we were thinking about the 100th anniversary of the start of that god-awful conflict. On this day of days, a unusually mild and beautiful November here … Continue reading

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The snowman: a short story by Gordon Le Pard

Ok, so there’s more than one short story writer in this family… and he’s pretty decent, damn him. Read and enjoy. Parts two to five will follow. via Smorgasbord Christmas Posts from Your Archives – The Snowman: a Story for … Continue reading

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The Snowman – a Story For Christmas Part Five

If you have been following this short story, written by the Curious Archaeologist and posted here last year here is the final part and the mystery is explained. Or is it? Part five Monday December 26th 1814 The morning was … Continue reading

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The Snowman – A Story For Christmas Part Four

This short story, written by the Curious Archaeologist was posted here last year. It is is so good it is worth repeating. Part Four Sunday December 25th 1814 The Rev Edward Grainger scraped the ice off the parlour window to … Continue reading

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The Snowman – A Story For Christmas Part Three

This short story was first posted last year, written by the Curious Archaeologist. It is so good it is worth repeating. Part Three Saturday December 24th 1814 Sir Thomas was as good as his word and arrived at the Rectory … Continue reading

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The Snowman – A Story For Christmas Part Two

This was posted last year, a guest short story from the Curious Archaeologist. It’s so good it is worth reposting. The next three parts will appear over the next three days. You can find part one here. Part Two Friday … Continue reading

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The Snowman: a Story for Christmas Part One

I posted this short story last year, a splendid curio from the pen of the Curious Archaeologist. It’s so good it is worth reposting. The next four parts will appear over the next four days.  Part One Thursday December 22nd 1814 … Continue reading

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The Snowman – a Story For Christmas by Gordon Le Pard Part Five

Part five Monday December 26th 1814 The morning was crisp and bright, the Squire and the Rector were watching as the tree was removed from the pond. The estate woodsmen had cut the stump clear and now three teams of … Continue reading

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The Snowman – A Story For Christmas by Gordon Le Pard Part Four

Part Four Sunday December 25th 1814 The Rev Edward Grainger scraped the ice off the parlour window to see that snowflakes were already falling from a leaden sky, the snowman was back where it had been. As on all communion … Continue reading

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The Snowman – A Story For Christmas by Gordon Le Pard Part Three

Part Three Saturday December 24th 1814 Sir Thomas was as good as his word and arrived at the Rectory early the next morning. He was shown into the Rector’s study where he found Dr Grainger and his son polishing the … Continue reading

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