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.

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My favourite Christmas present

Not a Rolex watch,  a Caribbean cruise or tickets for Bruce Springsteen.  Or a spa weekend, dinner for two at...
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My favourite Christmas present

Open for business

In a previous blog I described a walk down Walcot Street, now known as Bath’s Artisan Quarter. Sadly, I have...
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Open for business

And they all came home

Leonard, William, John, Herbert, Ernest, Reginald and father, Walter,  the Love family, butchers of Chippenham, all safe and sound. What...
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And they all came home

All that glitters

Christmas Tree Festival at St John the Baptist Church, Devizes Well done to Wiltshire Museum for displaying 'replicas' of their...
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All that glitters