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The power of the written word goes beyond eternal tweets

I like to watch a show called “Who Do You Think You Are?”

Yes, I watch too much TV. I think we’ve covered that.

But this show is historical, so it’s practically educational! 468 more words

Media Matters

Who Do You Think You Are Live 2015

Just wanted to post a quick update from Birmingham, where the 2015 Who Do You Think You Are Live show is being held. It has been a great first two days, with the Findmypast stand very busy. 336 more words

Family Tree

Not My Father's Son by Alan Cumming

This is an autobiography which reads like a novel, and an excellent one at that. Through parallel narratives of the past and present, Cumming describes his difficult childhood and the influence his father’s ire had on his adult life. 66 more words


From Alice Munro:

She hopes she did not tell people (but thinks she did) that she used to beat her head against the bedpost, that she smashed a gravy boat through a dining-room window; that she was so frightened, so sickened by what she had done that she lay in bed, shivering, and begged and begged for his forgiveness.

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Typos get you Noticed

The other day, my attention was drawn to the fact that my Thursday session for Who Do You Think You Are Live, entitled ‘Are you Sitting Comfortably?: creating your family’s story’, had been billed as ‘Are you Sitting Comfortably: creating your family’. 386 more words

Family Dinner - Bon Appétit

Here lately I’ve developed this odd craving for history. So much so that I’ve returned to yet another serving of “Nightmares” an old paperback of some pretty doggone dark short stories. 646 more words

Brother and sister: together again

As I write, we are all enjoying the wonderful warmth of the intense sun on our wet fur; it is just like August up here!  We have just returned from our afternoon romp on the beach, an outing blessed in all kinds of ways.  373 more words