Gradually…Into Volume 2

As I go at it again, my now late uncle’s words come back to me regularly: β€œFiction comes from fact, and lots of fact makes great fiction when you re-write it as fiction.” I love it. Come sometime in 2019, I hope you will love this, too.

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Our Royal Wedding Preview Panel

“If we may return to the subject of our discussion. Ms. Markle had been on a television drama on cable on the USA network…”

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That Name

The Sun Also Rises is said to be probably his best novel. Interestingly, too, it is his first. (Not something most writers wish for themselves.)

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Getaway To Wales

No invading army ever took Pembroke Castle. Needless to say the cafΓ© inside was never reached either, so no conqueror ever enjoyed one of its excellent cappuccinos.

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Side Notes

You may well be reading this with headphones in. I dare to wonder what music you associate with me?

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“419,000” Followers: For This

When I saw that retweeted into my timeline the other day, what was my reaction?

I could only think… here’s another idea: read a history book.

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The Triangular Alliance

My wife also laughs to family and friends, “It’s a bit of a weird feeling being English and visiting George Washington’s or Thomas Jefferson’s house.”

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The British And The Americans: Beginnings

An aside to put the era in some additional context. As the American rebellion was breaking out in 1775, in England one Jane Austen was born that same year and lived until 1817.

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