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About bakersfieldlad

July 2015...... I published my first book on Amazon - "Savilles Spinnney". On April 1st 2015 I published my second book - "Arsenic Sally". Christmas Day 2015 I published my third book " Murder Mystery and Mayhem on the Railways 1830-1899. That's 3 books in roughly 18 months. I enjoy researching and see no reason to stop writing. There will be many many more books and while I would love to be taken in by a publisher I am content to make my books available via Amazon. Keep checking my blogs for updates about my upcoming projects......

Jane Eyre Revealed Part 2


Book Characters – Their Origins and Inspirations This is the second in a series of four blogs where I will reveal the fruits of more than one year’s research into Charlotte Bronte’s most famous work – Jane Eyre. Although originally … Continue reading

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Jane Eyre Revealed Part 1.


  Jane Eyre is rightly seen as a classic of English Literature and its popularity never diminishes. The book is still in print and film and TV versions of the story continue to be made. It was originally printed and … Continue reading

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Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre and the true inspiration for Thornfield Hall


  Today Thursday April 21st 2016 is a very special day. It is the bicentenary of the birth of a truly great writer. She wrote four books but is most famous for her second which is of course Jane Eyre. … Continue reading

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Looking Through Charlotte Bronte’s Eyes Part 4


My continuing quest to learn more about Charlotte Bronte and her famous work Jane Eyre…  and what links  this book with a three week stay in Hathersage, Derbyshire in  June and July 1845.. In my previous blogs I recorded my notes … Continue reading

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Looking Through Charlotte Brontes Eyes Part 3


  My continuing quest to learn more about Charlotte Bronte and her famous work Jane Eyre…  and what links  this book with a three week stay in Hathersage, Derbyshire in July 1845.. In my previous blog I recorded my notes and … Continue reading

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Looking Through Charlotte Bronte’s Eyes Part 2


In my first blog I explained my interest in Charlotte Bronte and her most famous work “Jane Eyre”. I was convinced there was a connection between Hathersage in Derbyshire and some key events, places and characters in the novel. Having … Continue reading

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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  to 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  summer 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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Murder Mystery and Mayhem on the Railways – 1 day to go!


Hello Readers. Here is my final blog concerning my third and newest true crime book which should go live on  Amazon on  Christmas Day ( and if not then on Boxing Day!) It is a very different kind of book … Continue reading

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Murder Mystery and Mayhem on the Railways 2 Days to GO!


  Hello again Readers, almost time for my new book, just a few more days. Herewith some information and this time it gets serious. In the last blog I detailed how robbers took to the rails and how some went … Continue reading

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