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Flowers from hell: letters from my great-uncle in WWI

This week marks one hundred years since the outbreak of World War One, a war that has become synonymous with prolonged horror and senseless death. On one day alone of the Battle of the Somme, on July 1st 1916, Britain lost more than 19,000 men. A staggering twice that number again suffered injuries. This was…… Continue reading Flowers from hell: letters from my great-uncle in WWI

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Cloth and memory: a moving artwork exhibition in a disused mill

Usually my posts are related to books or writing in some way, but today I thought it would be fun to focus on something different.  Last week I went to a fabulous exhibition which made such an impression I thought I’d share it here for anyone who loves art, textiles and history. I’ve written before…… Continue reading Cloth and memory: a moving artwork exhibition in a disused mill