Writing with words & images

Dee La Vardera with Terry Waite
Dee La Vardera with Terry Waite CBE

I am Dee La Vardera, a 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.

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A cut above the rest

St Mary's Church, Calne, Grade One listed, is looking particularly handsome at the moment - possibly in preparation for the
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A cut above the rest

80 years of service

'The ultimate strength of a nation lies not in her trading, nor in the multitude of her trading transactions. It's
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80 years of service

Lest We Forget

Calne War Memorial is currently under restoration by The War Memorial Restoration Company. They have replaced old and broken steps
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Lest We Forget

Don’t be short-sighted

Poetry is not dead. It's difficult enough running an independent bookshop and competing with the likes of Amazon, Waterstones and the
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Don’t be short-sighted