Writing with words & images

Shortlisted authors at Hall & Woodhouse DLF (DorchesterLitFest) Writing Award  2019 ceremony. Lft to rt, Emma Timpany (winner Travelling in the Dark, Fairlight), Susmita Bhattacharya (Table Manners, Dahlia)), Dee La Vardera (The Road to Civitella 1944, Fonthill Media) Maria Donovan (runner-up The Chicken Soup Murder, Seren).

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 events during World War Two.

‘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 walk

A walk around Ramsbury today and through the churchyard of Holy Cross Church.  A very sad gravestone to read of...
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Autumn walk

Another submission

Thanks to Writing Magazine and an article in their latest issue about Reflex Press. Very pleased to have found another...
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Another submission

New paperback

This is the new paperback edition of The Little Book of Wiltshire. I'm pleased to see the cover has had...
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New paperback

Prithee Sir, observe thy social distance

The ladies and gentlemen of Shakespeare Live present, for your delight in these uncertain times, diverse scenes of Love &...
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Prithee Sir, observe thy social distance