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Alphabet House: worthy but wordy

Let’s start by directly contradicting the marketing blurb. This is not a ‘gripping psychological war thriller’, nor is it ‘a great introduction’ to Jussi Adler-Olsen, better known for his Department Q Scandi crime / Nordic noir series. 519 more words

Book Reviews

Valentine Joe by Rebecca Stevens

When Rose goes to Ypres with her grandfather to visit a family grave she is already burdened by grief and loss and not ready to experience more.  56 more words

Seaside Reader

Ghost Soldier by Theresa Breslin

Ghost Soldier is a story set in the Scottish Borders during the First World War.  Rob’s Dad has been posted ‘missing in action’ on the Western Front and life as Rob has known it is slowly falling apart.  50 more words

Seaside Reader

Wave by Paul Dowswell

Paul Dowswell returns to the First World War with Wave, a novel set on the first day of the Battle of the Somme. Compelling and brutal, it is the story of the (imaginary) Hastings Pals and specifically of brothers Charlie and Eddie. 49 more words

Seaside Reader

The Cenotaph and the Tommy

Unveiling of memorial

The Lichfield Mercury 4 Feb 1921 reported the unveiling, by Mrs J Bagby, of a memorial stone cross in memory of the 67 men from the parish who gave their lives in the Great War. 644 more words

Family History

Hole in One, Holes in Stories

Topeka Capital-Journal
Sept. 18, 1985

You probably aren’t going to believe a word of this, but it is all true:

It was in World War II, and I was taking the physical examination that led to the Navy. 829 more words


War time girl

From yesterdays shoot with my favorite model Zoe. Big thanks to the train station in Carcassonne and le bistro in carcassonne for letting me take the photos at their place! 30 more words

Elly De Vries Photography