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Dear January

Dear January,

Is it just me or 2018 is turning out to be that year?

We’re barely done with January and sex dolls are trending on social media. 1,124 more words


The Mackenzie family of Scotland and a Norfolk romance

The unusual survival of some letters, found with the marriage licence bond for Henry Bathurst and Frances Mackenzie, 14 July 1807, give us a rare insight into a mother in Scotland eagerly awaiting news of her daughter’s marriage in the parish of Thurne with Ashby and Oby, Norfolk. 441 more words

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Love letter # 360

What is now obvious to me, and I suspect to you as well, is that there is a kind of love that transcends the usual bounds – that has nothing to do with possession or control and does not sit within the cutesy little ring fence of chocolate box romance. 124 more words

Paul Ransom

Love letter # 347

Rarely does it take more than a splinter of memory. A nuance of light. A scent on the breeze. Just a beat and I’m there with you; and once again it is obvious how I got here. 195 more words

Paul Ransom

Reader Letter: Brown-John not well informed about city councillors

Re: Assessing city council members before elections, guest column by Lloyd Brown-John, Dec. 29.

It would appear Lloyd Brown-John knows quite a bit about our city councillors as he describes their activities during these past three years, but I question this. 267 more words


Love letter # 1025

I know you have another lover now. I saw you with him last night. And then I saw the look in your eyes.

Paul Ransom

Memories of Christmas from a German Prisoner of War

Soon after the Second World War ended German POWs were released across the country. Over 100 prisoners were released from Mousehold Camp based in Norwich. One such prisoner was Hans Dittrich who was interviewed shortly before release. 1,758 more words

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