Monthly Archives: January 2016

Looking Through Charlotte Bronte’s Eyes Part 1


What inspired Charlotte Bronte to write Jane Eyre? Who did she base her characters on? Was she writing about her own life experiences? What locations and local stories fired her imagination ? What links her famous novel ┬áto a visit … Continue reading

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Farewell Starman


I was just 19 when I first became aware of David Bowie’s music in the ┬ásummer of ’72. His hit record “Starman” was being played constantly on the radio. Then I heard “Life on Mars” and I was hooked. I … Continue reading

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