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, 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.

See my biography..


Ice, wind, rain and fog, and driving in the dark – November

Sorry, TS Eliot, but April is NOT the cruellest month, especially when the offspring of last year's Beast from the...
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Ice, wind, rain and fog, and driving in the dark – November

Swine fever

Pigs are big in Calne this week - what with Pig Gin and Calne Pig Beers coming out - thanks...
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Swine fever

Where to buy Bringing Home the Bacon

Bringing Home the Bacon is currently available at Calne Heritage Centre, Calne Town Council, Bank House, Quemerford PO, Devizes Museum,...
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Where to buy Bringing Home the Bacon

Little Lance Trophy

The winners of this year's Calne Heritage Centre Quiz Night were team 'Quiz on my Face': left to right: Odette...
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Little Lance Trophy