Writing with words & images

I am Dee La Vardera, writer and photographer from Wiltshire. I write magazine features, short stories and dabble in poetry. I have published non-fiction books about Wiltshire, and the Second World War. I finished writing  C. & T. Harris (Calne) Ltd, an illustrated history in March 2021, for Amberley Publishing. It is due out June 2022.

‘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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It’s arrived

I wonder what Charles Waite would say, if he was alive today, about his book  - Survivor of the Long March...
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It’s arrived

A touch of Violet

How did Violet Charlesworth manage to keep three mansions, four motor cars, and a dozen St Bernard dogs - with no...
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A touch of Violet

AuthorSHARE

Introducing AuthorSHARE: the world’s first reuse royalty initiative for writers I’ve been a member of ALCS, Authors’ Licensing and Collecting...
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AuthorSHARE

Beware new phishing variant

This is an update of my earlier No phishing here  blog. I may need to pen another poem to accompany...
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Beware new phishing variant