Monthly Archives: May 2013

Armchair BEA – Ethics

Design credit: Sarah of Puss Reboots What a great topic as part of the Armchair BEA – ethics and blogging. My personal view is this – I will always disclose if I have received a copy of a book in exchange … Continue reading

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Armchair BEA – Genre: Non-Fiction In All Its Forms

Design credit: Sarah of Puss Reboots For day 5 of the Armchair BEA our discussion is about non fiction. I do read a fair amount of non fiction. I especially like memoirs, biographies and autobiographies. I also like travel texts and … Continue reading

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Treasure Chest Thursday – Iodised Throat Tablets

I must have owned this tin about 20 years. Purchasing such old pharmacy items was a way of combining my love of history and antiques with the day job! This tin dates from the 1920s and reads “for the VOICE, … Continue reading

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Armchair BEA – Literary Fiction

Design credit: Sarah of Puss Reboots For day 4 of the Armchair BEA the topic is Literary Fiction. Wikipedia provides the definition of Literary Fiction HERE, but the rule of thumb is “critically acclaimed and serious” In fact reading the wikipedia definition … Continue reading

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Armchair BEA – Blogger Development & Genre Fiction

Design credit: Sarah of Puss Reboots We are already at day 3 of the Armchair BEA. Today the discussion is about blogger development & genre fiction. Blog Development – I don’t have all the answers, but this works for me. This … Continue reading

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New England Captives Carried to Canada 1677 – 1760 by Emma Louise Coleman

A few weeks ago I received a lovely message to say that my name had been selected by Fieldstone Common and I had won a copy of New England Captives carried to Canada between 1677 – 1760 by Emma Louise … Continue reading

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Armchair BEA – Genre Classics

Design credit: Sarah of Puss Reboots For a long time I struggled to read classics. I don’t know why, perhaps the language or me or a combination of the two. As I have got older and probably linked into my very … Continue reading

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Armchair BEA 2013 – Introductory Post

Design credit: Sarah of Puss Reboots Today starts the opening of the week long Armchair Book Expo America. With many of us not making it to New York this annual online event exists for those of us who miss out on … Continue reading

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Surname Saturday & Sorting Saturday – Orlando One Name Study

Prompted by a combinations of discussions on the Guild of One Name Studies closed mailing list and the newly created and very popular The Organised Genealogist Facebook Group in addition to tackling a substantial pile of filing I thought I would … Continue reading

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Sepia Saturday 178 – Eyes, windows to the soul

The moment I saw this week’s theme I knew exactly what photos I was going to share. The two photographs are of the same lady, Emma Jane West nee Ellis. Emma Jane was the daughter of Henry and Caroline Harris … Continue reading

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