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Fiction Friday

A postscript on the trip Oop North.

Sunday saw us shivering around Housesteads Roman fort.

Well, you can’t really visit Northumberland and not go to The Wall. 249 more words

Great Britain

British Royals Remember Lady Soames

The Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and Princess Alexandra attended a memorial Service of Thanksgiving for Lady Mary Soames at Westminster Abbey yesterday. Lady Soames, who was the last surviving child of Winston Churchill and mother to Prince Charles’ close friend Conservative MP Sir Nicholas Soames, died at the age of 91 on May 31, 2014. 164 more words

Great Britain

Why a British Politician Resigned Over This Tweeted Photograph

After all the verbiage expended and hot air vented ahead of the Nov. 20 by-election in a constituency in southeast England called Rochester and Strood, a picture turned out to be worth a thousand words — and then some. 1,009 more words

Featuring Jews in King George's England in my Realm Romance, A Touch of Love

Over the years, the “backlash” regarding Georgette Heyer’s depiction of the Jewish has become better known (See http://vacuousminx.wordpress.com/2011/08/23/jewish-stereotypes-in-georgette-heyers-novels/


http://vacuousminx.wordpress.com/2011/08/03/authorial-intrusion-and-reader-response-my-georgette-heyer-experience/ for examples of the reported offending passages and the changes the current publisher of Heyer’s works made to those passages). 2,937 more words

British History

Photo Friday: London edition

The answer to last week’s question/clue is… London. I’ll be visiting some friends there and in Oxford. In celebration, here’s a photo of Elizabeth Tower/Big Ben. 8 more words