James Boswell's adventures in Holland begin where his London Journal 1762-1763 finished.These accounts were not published until 1952, and many of the papers for this journal were lost in Boswell's own lifetime. As yet, they have never been recovered. When Boswell left Holland in June 1764, he packed his journal and left them with a … Continue reading Boswell in Holland 1763-1764
James Boswell died in 1795 and became a literary sensation in 1950! But how could this be? Boswell was a prolific writer, and the Boswell Papers were one the most significant finds of English literary manuscripts ever made. They give us a fantastic account of life and events in London between 1762-1763 that augments the … Continue reading Boswell in London 1762-1763
With the last Bank Holiday of the summer falling upon us here in Britain, it is our last chance to seize the moment to indulge ourselves before the Autumn. So, why not treat yourself to a lazy day with a good story that is told through a lens of three snapshots in time that are … Continue reading Bank Holiday Break and The Windmill
What is love at first sight? What do we mean by destiny? Are things sometimes just meant to be? And are there messages within our dreams? THE WINDMILL. Limited edition signed copy here.Told through the lens of three snapshots in time that are connected by a 'soul's' journey to reunite with past loves, experience the … Continue reading What is destiny? The Windmill…
Document date 1909 The National Archives KV 1/4 Director of Military operations ( M.O.5.)War OfficeLondonS.W. Whilst researching the National Archives for information pertinent to my second book in the series, I came across this document. Not only was it of historical interest, but would give a great background history to one of my characters from … Continue reading Spying Before The Great War…
Over here in the United Kingdom we have been experiencing some lovely sunny weather with great temperatures. It all ended with a bang last night! In the South of England we were awoken by a huge series of thunderstorms. I awoke to an amazing flash of lightning in the night followed by a loud rumble … Continue reading Thunderstorms and The Windmill
Get your very own FIRST EDITION signed copy for summer. ONLY 30 COPIES REMAINING BUY HERE: An excerpt taken from the book to remind you of the beauty of summer and The Windmill. Chill out this summer, feel the sun, read a great story that's had great reviews Enjoy Please subscribe and follow my blog. … Continue reading This Summer…Read The Windmill
My Family, My Ancestors. I wanted to revisit my very first blog to expand upon some of the ideas and thoughts I used to create the hypothesis running through The Windmill and future books within the series. The storyboard is there, the stories are taking shape. In this blog, I explained the catalyst of events. … Continue reading The Windmill and Genealogy…isn’t it wonderful?
In this final part of the ninth century Celtic tale, Liadan and Kurithir, Kurithir is visited by Liadan in a dream. 'O Liadan! O mist of honey fragrance! Within my dreams, you drift the night with me!' Was it a dream or perhaps a vision that brings the pair back together? What makes a vision … Continue reading The Windmill- Revisiting a Celtic tale. Can our lives be guided by dreams?
What is love at first sight? In a tale originating in the ninth century, it appears they believed in destiny and everlasting love. Liadan and Kurithir are beginning to realise it doesn't matter what happens to them now - especially as the tale reveals there are those who would sabotage their connection - but they … Continue reading The Windmill and a Revisit to a Celtic tale of love and loss Part II.