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, a writer and photographer from Wiltshire. I write magazine features, short stories and dabble in poetry. I have published non-fiction books relating to 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..


Shortlisted

Pleased to hear this morning that The Road to Civitella 1944 has reached the shortlist of four books for the...
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Shortlisted

Thank you, Mister Postman

An evening with Alan Johnson, The Wharf Theatre Devizes Two things I have in common with Alan Johnson: saving pocket...
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Thank you, Mister Postman

A shadow of myself

Late spring, early summer, a lovely time of year to be out walking and taking photos.  I am spoilt by...
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A shadow of myself

Civitella book gets nominated

Dorchester Literary Festival facebook We are thrilled to announce our long list for the Hall & Woodhouse DLF Local Writing...
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Civitella book gets nominated