Writing with words & images

Dee with her latest book ‘Bringing Home the Bacon, the story of the theft of Wiltshire’s Bronze Pigs’, endorsed by Marc Allum, BBC Antiques Roadshow Specialist.

I am Dee La Vardera, writer and photographer from Wiltshire. I write magazine features, short stories and non-fiction books on local history and WW2-related subjects. ‘Dewfall-hawk’ is Thomas Hardy’s poetic word for the nightjar which appears in ‘Afterwards’,  a favourite poem of mine.

Whatever the medium – poetry, prose, music, painting, sculpture or photography, it is a joy to have the freedom to express oneself and to share one’s view of the world with others.

See my biography..


Swine fever

Pigs are big in Calne this week - what with Pig Gin and Calne Pig Beers coming out - thanks...
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Swine fever

Where to buy Bringing Home the Bacon

Bringing Home the Bacon is currently available at Calne Heritage Centre, Calne Town Council, Bank House, Quemerford PO, Devizes Museum,...
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Where to buy Bringing Home the Bacon

Little Lance Trophy

The winners of this year's Calne Heritage Centre Quiz Night were team 'Quiz on my Face': left to right: Odette...
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Little Lance Trophy

Remembering animals lost in war

The Purple Poppy is in remembrance of animals who died in human wars. For example, eight million horses and countless...
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Remembering animals lost in war