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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Down Walcot Way

A few things have changed down Walcot Street in Bath since Jane Austen went shopping for decorative fruit and flowers
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Down Walcot Way

Every word counts

'Nobody in England had written such a book as The Old Wives' Tale in such a way. It had not
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Every word counts

Things to cheer you up

What have you been doing to cheer yourself up this wintry season?          
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Things to cheer you up

Font-astic!

How nice to find oneself rubbing shoulders with Alan Bennett. On a bookshelf in a bookshop, that is. Copies of
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Font-astic!