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Memoirs of a Harrow Childhood by Judith Davies

  Judith, who lives in Tavistock, Devon  has just published her Memoirs of a Harrow Childhood  she explains that it, “took me on a journey into my past life, growing up in Harrow-on-the-Hill between 1943 and 1961 and my life as a daughter of a housemaster at Harrow  School, a world-renowned boy’s public school founded… Read more »

Weird, Wonderful and Whacky – David Castleton writing about ‘Church Curiosities’

  Lurking in corners of churches and cathedrals are hidden curiosities waiting to surprise the unsuspecting visitor. David Castleton in his Church Curiosities – Strange Objects and Bizarre Legends (Shirebooks, 2021 <www.shirebooks.co.uk> takes his reader on a guided tour of some of the most unusual, quirky and sometimes mystifying items that he has discovered. As… Read more »

Primrose Wine, Poetry and Primrose Day the 19th of April

  In Devon and Cornwall children used to collect primroses to make primrose wine and cordial. Primroses were also boiled with sugar to make cough syrup. Primroses have featured in poems and literature. They are to be found in the works of Shakespeare, Robert Bridges, Sir Walter Scott, William Wordsworth, John Milton, Oliver Goldsmith, Jean… Read more »

A literary challenge to keep creative minds busy while in self-isolation

Literary Mysteries associated with Tavistock and the surrounding area Whenever I visit a second-hand bookshop, I can’t resist trying to find writers from the past (including novelists and poets), who have either written about Tavistock (Devon, England)  or who came from Tavistock. Then I love to try to find out more about them and why… Read more »

The Forgotten Women Writers of Tavistock a Market Town in Devon

During the 19th and early 20th century Tavistock and the surrounding area provided women writers with inspiration. Their literary legacy is very much a part of the heritage of the town.     Elizabeth Rundle – Mrs Charles Rundle (January 2nd1828 – 28th March 1896) Elizabeth was the only child of John Rundle, M.P. for Tavistock. Born… Read more »

About Myfanwy

Myfanwy is an ‘eclectic’ writer who is fascinated with experimenting with words and their potential enlightening power. She writes short stories, because they are like health food bars. They are small, satisfying and packed with intense power and energy producing ideas. They can also be fitted around the often mentally or physically draining routine of work.

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