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..


The sound of drums

It was a real treat to hear something totally out of the ordinary at Calne Music and Arts Festival when ...
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The sound of drums

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

Antiques Roadshow specialist in Calne

Calne Heritage Centre was pleased to welcome BBC Antiques Roadshow miscellaneous specialist, Marc Allum, on Friday 14 September, to talk...
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Antiques Roadshow specialist in Calne

Original Heidelberg Press in action

I have just collected the copies of Bringing Home the Bacon from Devizes printers Springfords and Rose. They used a...
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Original Heidelberg Press in action