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Although the study of English kinship groups recreating their English parishes in the New World has been touched upon, its depths have not been fully appreciated. 4,163 more words


Ahoy mateys, get ready for flashing cutlasses, plundering pirates, and feats of derring-do as Cracked Rear Viewer takes a look at some swashbucklers of the 1930’s! 19 more words

Cracked Rear Viewer

Jamaica Inn - du Maurier

“Dead men tell no tales, Mary.”

Did curiosity kill the cat, or was the cat trying to be brave?

Jamaica Inn

Daphne du Maurier

Read: ~July 2015…

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Book Review

Cornwall & The South: Pt 11 – Bolventor (for Jamaica Inn)

Away from the town of Bodmin, we crossed the similarly named Bodmin Moor, where, nestled in between the rolling green hills is an iconic Cornish landmark… 523 more words


"I am not responsible for actions of the imaginary version of me you have inside your head.” - Scalzi

There are some books you read that you love, cherish and re-read. Others not so much. However even these can have a scene, a scenario, a plot point, that sticks in your mind. 648 more words

Book Reviews

Down & Out in Bournemouth & Poole: Day 19: No Second Night Out - The Government Said....

Here is Grant Schapps talking about the government’s ‘No Second Night Out’ report & here are the aims as laid out in the ‘No Second Night Out Campaign’ in 2011, 688 more words

Social Justice

Daphne du Maurier Gifts

As I may have already mentioned, I am a bit of a Daphne du Maurier freak so to celebrate the result of my dissertation that I conveniently made all about her, I thought I would follow Hannah’s lead and create a gift guide for such like minded folk. 498 more words