Writing with words & images

Dee La Vardera with Terry Waite
Dee La Vardera with Terry Waite CBE

I am Dee La Vardera, a 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.

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BRINGING HOME THE BACON the story of the theft of Wiltshire’s Bronze Pigs by Dee La Vardera illustrated by Richard Cowdy Robbed, recovered, restored The
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New Society of Authors group starts in Bath

There are about 217 members of the Society of Authors in Bath and District area and we hope that this
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New Society of Authors group starts in Bath

Cover story

What I've learned about self-publishing this week: It's hard work. Not hard physical labour like harvesting the wheat in this
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Cover story

Waste not, want not

Hope springs eternal in this writer's breast, as another raft of literary festivals advertise their competitions for this autumn: Yeovil,
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Waste not, want not