Category Archives: victorian society

Thursday Doors – The Navvy Bank

While visiting one of my sisters recently, she suggested a stroll to the Navvy Bank in search of Thursday Doors. We timed it so as to catch the colour changes in the sky as the sun was going down and … Continue reading

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Thomas Hardy

On 11th January 1928, the poet and novelist, Thomas Hardy died at the age of 87 in Dorset, England. He was cremated and his ashes interred in Poet’s Corner in Westminster Abbey but his heart had been removed and was … Continue reading

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The Leave-Taking

Recently, I came across an eye witness account from 1852 detailing the emotional scene of a group of families bidding farewell to loved ones who were about to emigrate from Ireland to far off lands. It was written by a … Continue reading

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Not so ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’

I have always loved Thomas Hardy’s historical romance, Far from the Madding Crowd,┬áso you can imagine my exquisite delight to find three of my own books alongside his, in the top 100 Victorian romance books on Amazon UK. Most of … Continue reading

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A Turning of the Tide

Book 3 of An Irish Family Saga is available as a pre-order on Amazon. ‘A Turning of the Tide’ finds James McGrother once again forced to make difficult decisions while he picks up the pieces of other people’s lives.

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