My Love of Dartmoor – a Photographic Journey

It’s Easter 2019 and we’re presently having the hottest weekend of the year so far. It’s been fabulous. Yesterday (Good Friday) we went up to Dartmoor – always a favourite place of mine – and I took my DSLR. This was not only the first time I’d taken my “new” camera, I also went up […]

Lorna Doone and the Sense of Place: Exmoor Coast

I’ve written about the importance of sense of place in fiction several times already. How you define your urban spaces, rural places and inspirational areas can create a vivid image in the mind of the reader. It can really help to absorb the reader into the book. I am presently reading Lorna Doone – a […]

Book Review: 1000 Years of Annoying the French by Stephen Clarke

As tongue in cheek as the title sounds, this is an informative history book that charts 1000 years of Anglo-French mutual adoration loathing. Stephen Clarke leaves no stone unturned as he charts events surrounding the momentous events from history involving the two countries. The text is as tongue in cheek as you would expect and […]