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 An illustrated history of C. & T. Harris (Calne) Ltd: 250 years of success, failure and regeneration, for Amberley Publishing in March 2021,  and am still waiting for date/year of publication.

‘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..


Autumn leaves

Mists and mellow fruitfulness It’s November, and we are gradually saying goodbye to autumn, as we prepare ourselves for winter...
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Autumn leaves

More festival treats

Feature image: cellist, Lorna Davies I enjoy looking back at the Calne Music & Arts Festival events, looking at photos...
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More festival treats

A feast of a festival

Marden House has been the main venue for Calne Music & Arts Festival events for many years, and its annual...
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A feast of a festival

No phishing here

What's in your INBOX? What is SPAM? chopped pork and ham, unasked for bargains from Rotterdam. What is a SCAM?...
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No phishing here