Tag Archive: elizabeth gaskell

Spot the odd one out!

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Actually, spot the similarities more like, excepting that two were women, and they all lived around the same time, this lot don’t have a lot in common, other than they picked up pens.… Continue reading

View over the top of my book #5

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I am at St Nicholas’ Kirk (church in English) in Aberdeen. It’s right on the main, busiest shopping street of Aberdeen, so there’s a lot of traffic noise, but still a calm, green… Continue reading

Elizabeth ‘The Reaper’ Gaskell

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Rather like the end of Jurassic Park, when the survivors are leaving the island in a helicopter, dirt-streaked and bruised but glad to be alive, or the end of Independence Day, or any… Continue reading

Period drama therapy

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As Blur once quite rightly said, ‘Modern life is rubbish’. When work is getting on top of me, and family, and every-bloody-thing-else, I watch period dramas. I watch hour after hour of soothing,… Continue reading

When I die, please scatter my ashes in the Oxfam bookshop.

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As it really is one of my favourite places in Aberdeen. Although, it seems likely I will then just be vacuumed up by a rather put-out staff member, who certainly didn’t volunteer with… Continue reading