Monthly Archives: May 2014

Book of Me, Written by You, Prompt 40

Today is week 40 of what is going to be a 15 month project. Each Saturday, at around 12.30 am UK time I will release the prompt for that week’s Book of Me, Written by You. If you are new … Continue reading

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Armchair BEA – More than Just Words

Armchair BEA When this prompt was devised I am sure that what I am going to mention wasn’t perhaps thought of, so I have taken a different spin on things today. We associate books with the printed word. A way … Continue reading

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Armchair BEA – Literature

Armchair BEA Today kicks of Armchair BEA.(You can read the Agenda HERE) I have participated the last few years and especially enjoyed last year. This year I have been a little out of sorts spending some days completely preoccupied with … Continue reading

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Survey into Life and Labour in London (1886-1903) by Charles Booth

Charles Booth painted by George Frederic Watts 1901 Charles Booth (1840- 1916) was an English social researcher.  Booth is most well-known for his huge piece of work where he documented the working classes of London.   In 1886 Booth started visiting … Continue reading

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Book of Me, Written by You, Prompt 39

Today is week 39 of what is going to be a 15 month project. Each Saturday, at around 12.30 am UK time I will release the prompt for that week’s Book of Me, Written by You. If you are new … Continue reading

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Mrs Sinclair’s Suitcase by Louise Walters

This is the story of Roberta interspersed with the story of Dorothy who is Roberta’s Grandmother. Dorothy has been a widow for many years, her husband her Polish serviceman killed in the line of duty. That is the story fed … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s Tip ~ Where Family History and Local History Unite*

Image courtesy of the Project via Facebook I recently spent some time on the newly launched site Lives of the First World War, a joint effort between the Imperial War Museum and FindmyPast. On the day it was announced I … Continue reading

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The Library Book ~ An Anthology

This slender volume comprises of short writings from twenty five different authors. Each one sharing across the page why they love and value libraries and the importance that libraries have played in their individual literary careers. Most of the authors … Continue reading

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Book of Me, Written by You, Prompt 38

Today is week 38 of what is going to be a 15 month project. Each Saturday, at around 12.30 am UK time I will release the prompt for that week’s Book of Me, Written by You. If you are new … Continue reading

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60 Postcards: The Inspirational Story of a Young Woman’s Journey to…by Rachael Chadwick

Do you ever think things happen for a reason? At the end of February, I was pondering, debating and trying be brave whilst making a decision and the right decision about my Mum’s belongings. I had just had an idea … Continue reading

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