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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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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 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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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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5 Days to NEW TRUE CRIME BOOK


Hello Readers.My third true crime book  is almost ready for publishing and all being well should be available for downloading on Christmas Day. For the next five days I will be providing some information about it via this blog including … Continue reading

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WeSeWriMo 2015 – Episode or Chapter 3 – Robbery on the Railways 1830-1899


The first recorded robbery on the railways took place in Ireland between Dublin and Kingstown in August 1842. Details were printed in Freemans Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser of Friday August 19 1842 under a heading of “Extensive Railway Robbery” … Continue reading

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The History of Christmas Carols


Hello again readers, herewith some  recent research on the fascinating history of Christmas Carols……… NB Hyperlinks to performances of Christmas Carols on Youtube are part of this blog. I recommend the reader takes in all the text first then comes … Continue reading

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Remember, Remember, the 5th of November…..


…Gunpowder, treason and plot I see no good reason Why gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot!” Hello again readers and for those who don’t know….  today is not just any other day! It is November 5th and the UK this … Continue reading

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