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 he uses in ‘Afterwards’.

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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Every word counts

'Nobody in England had written such a book as The Old Wives' Tale in such a way. It had not
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Every word counts

Things to cheer you up

What have you been doing to cheer yourself up this wintry season?          
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Things to cheer you up

Font-astic!

How nice to find oneself rubbing shoulders with Alan Bennett. On a bookshelf in a bookshop, that is. Copies of
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Font-astic!

The rhythm of life

It's not often you have the chance, outside of London, to hear a renowned percussionist play a rare concerto for
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The rhythm of life