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Starting Late

Recently, we stayed at a newly opened hotel in Ely, named ‘The Poets House’ (without the apostophe). When I asked why it was so-named the answer was that a notable writer had lived there previously, hence the connection. The writer in question was Sybil Marshall whose claim to fame was not as a poet, but […]

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The Native Returns

We seem to be in the midst of a resurgence of interest in Thomas Hardy, both at home and abroad. The recent filming of a new version of ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’ in Dorset has certainly stirred local interest while even further abroad there have been signs of a renaissance of interest in the […]

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