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..


A glass of fizz and a book prize

Even though I did not win the Hall & Woodhouse DLF (DorchesterLitFest) Writing Award, it was still worth the effort...
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A glass of fizz and a book prize

A plethora of adjectives & adverbs

100 Stories: 2nd Sensory Book Out Now Chris Fielden's Sensorially Challenged Volume 2 has been released this week. This is the 9th...
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A plethora of adjectives & adverbs

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

Best on show in Bath

The Degree Shows are a wonderful showcase for the talent, skills and creativity of each graduating student, who have worked...
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Best on show in Bath