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Finding the nurses of 'The Crimson Field'.


When I was first trying to get a feel for the world in 1914, I returned to the beautiful Glynllifon Estate, near Caernarfon. I hadn’t been there for years, and it was just as I remembered it, green and magical. 594 more words

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The story that must (never?) be told

I don’t know about other writers, but for me, for over two decades, there has been one story I’ve been trying to tell, one way or another, a story that won’t go away. 939 more words

A WW1 meatless meal - as featured on my interview on BBC Radio Wales!

Fancy a genuine taste of WW1? Well, almost!

  The Edwardians are famed for their lavish dinners, with numerous courses, almost all involving meat. Only the very poor (who couldn’t afford it), cranks, and slightly suspect socialists like George Bernard Shaw (of  Pygmalion fame), followed a vegetarian diet. 539 more words

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I'm on BBC radio for Mother's Day! (with cake)

My interview with the lovely Roy Noble for ‘The Roy Noble Show’ on BBC Radio Wales is being aired on Mother’s Day, Sunday March 30th, between 10.30 am and 12.00 pm. 281 more words

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A signed copy and the first ever box of delicious raw chocolates to be won!

Today is the first day of spring. A time of celebration and of new beginnings.

And so to celebrate, there is a signed copy of… 285 more words

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A signed copy and handmade chocolates to be won!

The chocolates have arrived!

To celebrate the official launch of ‘We That are Left’ last Friday with the wonderful Novelistas,  my local paper have been running a competition to win a signed copy of the book and a selection of delicious handmade chocolate truffles from Snowdonia-based… 238 more words

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