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The Splendid Bookshop

“The book shop is just here.” The clerk at the Grande Hotel do Porto penciled ‘LELLO’ on the city map in front of me.

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A Personal Reflection on Fatima

I never intended to visit Fatima when I planned my recent trip to Portugal, mostly because I had no notion of where Fatima was.

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Guest Post at English History Authors Blogspot

I’m guest posting at the English History Authors Blogspot, writing 4 consecutive posts about England’s Royal Roads. Part I, The Icknield way appears Sept. 7. I hope you’ll come along for the ride! Part II, Watling Street. Sept. 8 Part … Read More

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The Historical Blog Slog

Whenever I put together a history-related blog post, it’s not something I’m writing off the top of my head even if the material springs from research I’ve been doing for the past nine years. I need to double-check everything to … Read More

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Into the Woods…Again

There is a timeless quality to my journey to Ashland every year. Granted, attending six plays over three days sweeps me into a make-believe world, even if the plays haven’t all been penned by The Bard. But there are other … Read More

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Ask The Author on Goodreads

Goodreads now has a new feature on every Goodreads Author Page called ASK THE AUTHOR. It’s an on-line tool to promote interaction between authors and readers, so I’m joining in. Readers rarely get an opportunity to question an author unless … Read More

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#BookadayUK 30: Would Save If My House Burned Down

It’s dog-eared and tea-stained, it’s scrawled in and it’s back nearly broken but– The play’s the thing.

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#Luckyseven – Book Excerpt – THE PRICE OF BLOOD

I’ve been tagged by author Debra Brown in a game of #luckyseven. For the uninitiated, this is an online game for writers. No, it’s nothing like Angry Birds or Bejewelled. It’s just a little exercise that pulls us out of … Read More

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#BookadayUK 12: Haven’t read all the way through

The topic for today is a book I pretend to have read, only I come up empty. So here’s a different angle. This is a book that I have never read cover to cover, although I’ve read many excerpts, and … Read More

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#Bookaday for June 10: Reminds Me of Someone I Love

I read this book to my sons about 2 million times, so of course this book reminds me of them. Truly a classic.

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