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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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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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The Holy Grail for all Writers… Get your book on Page 1 of Google!


Hello again Readers I have just returned from a holiday in Miami and suitably refreshed I am now going to present my promised blog about how to get your book / novel / novella high in Google’s search rankings…. The … Continue reading

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Jack the Ripper finally IDENTIFIED!!!


Hello Readers Well some quite amazing news today, the most infamous murderer from nineteenth century Britain has finally been identified and no it is not one of the high-born suspects.  The story has broken exclusively in UK newspaper the Daily Mail … Continue reading

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Become an Indie Author! Self-Publish your book on Amazon Part 2 of 3!


Hello Readers As promised here is the second of a three part blog about becoming an Indie Author by publishing your book on Amazon…. Before you start part 2! You will need to already have an account with Amazon, have … Continue reading

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