Category: British History

The mysterious deserted medieval village of Lancaut, near Chepstow

    Approximately a mile north of Chepstow, on English side of the River Wye and right on the the border of Monmouthshire and Gloucestershire, sit the ruins of an old church, as seen above. It is all that remains of a medieval village, plus a still-working farm further up the hill behind the church; … Continue reading The mysterious deserted medieval village of Lancaut, near Chepstow

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Postponing a book-signing but finding an Amazon review

Postponing. Well, it's not a very nice feeling! I was terribly nervous as the day approached but had started to get excited when the weather reports came in a day before. And the reporters were true to their word - I'm currently snowed in and roads are more or less impassable; we even had a … Continue reading Postponing a book-signing but finding an Amazon review

Digression and Historical Obsession

Hmmm ... I seemed to have developed a terrible habit since my writing career has become professional. There is, of course, procrastination; many writers seem to suffer this and makes me feel less lonely and not the malingerer I imagined myself to be. Telling myself to be grateful for getting a publishing contract only for … Continue reading Digression and Historical Obsession

Ancient and still surviving – The Great Forest of Middlesex

Well, when I say surviving,  I actually mean pockets of a great forest still survive.  It would be a parallel universe where an ancient forest , especially around London, still exists in its original form!  By pockets, I mean fragments now protected by being country parks and nature reserves such as Harrow Weald Common, Scratchwood  in Barnet … Continue reading Ancient and still surviving – The Great Forest of Middlesex