Category Archives: Books

Wigtown – #50Before50

Languishing on my Before 50 list was a visit to the Wigtown. For those who love to read may well know Wigtown for the being the National book town in Scotland. So when an opportunity to head north of the … Continue reading

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Book Review – Diary 1944, A Return Ticket to the Past by Carla Van Beers

Carla van Beers’ story begins when she finds a mysterious English diary from the Second World War in a secondhand shop in her native Netherlands. She delivers a mixture of intrigue and investigations as she describes her quest to trace … Continue reading

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Researching Surnames – A Guide to One-Name Studies.

Over the summer, I spent time working on a revised edition of the Surname Guide – A Guide to One-Name Studies. The booklet will be available to purchase from the Guild of One-Name Studies and Amazon. The PDF version will … Continue reading

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Book Review – Son of Mine by Peter Papathanasiou

In this beautifully written memoir Peter Papathanasiou tells the story of two lives: his own, and that of his mother. From a starting point in modern Australia, the book reaches back to the period after the Second World War, focusing … Continue reading

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European Ancestors

Over the course of the last few months I have been pondering on some genealogical housekeeping. That includes my blogging platform and website. I have already gradually merged another blog into this one and as that was relatively painless, I … Continue reading

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Six Degrees of Separation from How to Be Both to……

The #6Degrees meme occurs on the 1st of the month over at the blog, Books are my Favourite and Best which is written by Kate. We start this thread with How to be both by Ali Smith. I read this a few years ago as … Continue reading

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Six Degrees of Separation from The Arsonist to…..

The #6Degrees meme occurs on the 1st of the month over at the blog, Books are my Favourite and Best which is written by Kate. This month’s starting point is the Arsonist by Chloe Hooper and is a book I have not read, though … Continue reading

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Six Degrees of Separation from Fight Club to…..

The #6Degrees meme occurs on the 1st of the month over at the blog, Books are my Favourite and Best which is written by Kate. This month’s starting point is Fight Club which I have not read, nor have not seen the film. It … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon – Getting Back to Reading

It is a long while since I have taken part in a Sunday Salon. Social media has reduced the amount of time I read, as has writing and producing various presentations, syllabus and course material. I returned to education and … Continue reading

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Six Degrees of Separation from The French Lieutenants Woman to……

The #6Degrees meme occurs on the 1st of the month over at the blog, Books are my Favourite and Best which is written by Kate. The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles is not a book I have ever read, although I might have … Continue reading

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