Writing with words & images

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 about Wiltshire, and the Second World War. My latest book C. & T. Harris (Calne) Ltd, an illustrated history (Amberley Publishing) is due out 15 June 2022.

‘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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Not bad for a Saturday morning

Book Launch at Calne Heritage Centre C&T Harris (Calne): an Illustrated History (Amberley Publishing) 73 copies sold by Devizes Books...
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Not bad for a Saturday morning

1,000 authors – award-winning book

It's not often you weigh a book to compare it with others you have on your shelves.  But the 81...
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1,000 authors – award-winning book

Animals to look at -not pet

How many animal-related knick-knacks do you have at home?  I look around and see a Louis Wain postcard, a felt...
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Animals to look at -not pet

1770-1982 – a pretty good record

At last I have a date for the book launch and am pleased to hold it at  Calne Heritage Centre...
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1770-1982  – a pretty good record