Tag Archives: WW1

The F***You Up #filmreview #goodbyechristopherrobin

You wonder at some people. I enjoyed Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy so, as a sort of instinct I thought only good of the man. Then, a few days ago he was interviewed in a National Sunday, dissing Winnie … Continue reading

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O is for Orford Ness – so weird but so wonderful

I originally posted on this extraordinary place a while ago and the A to Z challenge seems to be an apposite place to repost it. Is that another cheat? Whatever! Orford Ness is tenuously attached to the Suffolk coast, and … Continue reading

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And Will We Remember Them?

I cannot help reflecting, following Remembrance Day yesterday, how we still seem incapable of learning lessons from the past. In the aftermath of the terrible events of WW1 the victors took their revenge on Germany. In doing so and in the … Continue reading

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What happened next?

I have referred to the Archaeologist on several occasions in this blog. One of his many notable characteristics is his extraordinarily wide range of interests and the depth of his knowledge in those areas.  A conversation with him may start with … Continue reading

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Orford Ness – so weird but so wonderful

  This post is about settings. Settings are one of those criteria that can help to make or break a novel. Some are easy and familiar and some, necessarily, hard and uncomfortable. How do you find a unique setting for … Continue reading

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