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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Leaving a mark

This is a continutation of Record time blog - how we record and preserve our lives, occupations and achievements. I...
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Leaving a mark

Happy Birthday, Sir Ian

McKellen on stage  80th birthday tour With Tolkien, Shakespeare, Others and You Twenty-eight down, fifty-one to go In an interview last...
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Happy Birthday, Sir Ian

The smallest library in Wiltshire

Possibly, the smallest collection in the county, if not the country. The Samuel Hey Library, St Mary’s Church, Steeple Ashton...
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The smallest library in Wiltshire

Spring walk

On a walk around Steeple Ashton, snowdrops were appearing everywhere, a sure sign that spring is round the corner. I...
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Spring walk