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‘Palembang and Beyond’ book launch

You are invited to the BOOK LAUNCH for Palembang and Beyond by Mike Roussel on Saturday 14th April 2018 at the Museum of Army Flying Middle Wallop, Stockbridge, SO20 8DY The book launch will be held in the Blackburn Beverley room starting at 2pm Please RSVP – see details at end of post .  Palembang and  Beyond – […]

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St Patrick’s Day for an Irish story

For St Patrick’s Day Coming all the way from Manchuria in 1935 is Marion Young’s Irish spirit of adventure and fun, and of course a good story! . Letters from Manchuria The story of Marion Young, Missionary in Japanese-occupied China edited by Neil T. Sinclair . Marion’s writing is lyrical without ever being pretentious and her sense […]

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Commonwealth Day 2018

Today, 12th March 2018, is COMMONWEALTH DAY, a day to celebrate the ties of friendship and practical cooperation between the Commonwealth of Nations. .. The theme of this year’s Commonwealth Day is ‘Towards a Common Future’ and the day of celebration will be followed by meetings between the heads of the 53 nations in the […]

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Owl at Midnight a story of Gwenllian, the lost Princess of Wales by Patricia Lennan . Thursday, 16th November 2017, on the promenade at Llandudno, North Wales, and the first time that author, Patricia Lennan, holds in her hand a copy of her historical novel, Owl at Midnight – a story of Gwenllian, the lost […]

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A kind friend has translated the book launch invitation into Welsh – see below – Owl at Midnight – hanes Gwenllian Tywysoges goll Cymru gan Patricia Lennan ISBN: 978-0-9935078-3-0 . Ganwyd Gwenllian ferch Llywelyn, merch Tywysog olaf Cymru, ym 1282, adeg gythryblus pan oedd brenin Lloegr, y Brenin Edward, yn benderfynol ei fod yn mynd […]

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DON’T MISS the BOOK LAUNCH . . Owl at Midnight – a story of Gwenllian  the lost Princess of Wales . by Patricia Lennan ISBN: 978-0-9935078-3-0   .. Waterstones, Llandudno Thursday November 16th 2017 5 – 6.30pm . ALL WELCOME! . The story of the story … When some years ago Patricia visited her uncle’s house at Abergwyngregyn […]

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Neil in eminent company at the Royal Asiatic Society, London Neil T. Sinclair author of the book Letters from Manchuria gave a fascinating talk to the Hong Kong group Royal Asiatic Society August 5th 2017 Neil points to an example of his mother-in-law, Marion Young’s letters from Manchuria Neil and his wife, Helen, first selected […]

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Equestrian Artist’s Inspiration

  An inspiring visit to the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum Bournemouth Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, Bournemouth Alan Langford contemplates ‘The Gypsy Drovers’ by Lucy Kemp-Welch It is a rare treat to visit the work that has inspired a painter, in the company of that painter. Alan Langford, equestrian artist and highly skilled graphic […]

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Get Creative! workshops in Hythe Library

Get Creative Workshops in Hythe Library a Waterside Arts Festival event On Saturday 15th July you can get creative at Hythe Library with local artists and authors Alan Langford  –  Gervase Gregory Anthony Ridgway and Suzan Houching There will be two workshops for all ages they will be fun and they are FREE!     […]

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‘How I Write’ by Anthony Ridgway Anthony Ridgway has made this short video to show how he wrote his children’s book Wizzy the Animal Whisperer.   Anthony, who has cerebral palsy and is partially sighted, writes using Dolphin Guide, a computer programme that enables him to find the keys on a large keyboard with the […]

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