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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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

Book signing at Calne Food Festival

Not only is it Hertiage Open Doors Day on 15 September but Calne is also holding its Food Festival. What
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Book signing at Calne Food Festival

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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