Monthly Archives: August 2011

Egton Show 2011

Last Wednesday, Egton Show (six miles up Eskdale from our spot) was lucky to be sandwiched between two awful wet days: The ‘Grey Fergy’ displaced the horse and took over its work. I had one of these tractors and did … Continue reading

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The Long and the Short of It

‘Tom Fleck’ and myself are hosted today and this weekend on Sue Howe’s blog ‘The Long and the Short of It’ Sue is one of the authors of Triclops, a new collection of short stories (one of my bedside books … Continue reading

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English mist

On the last weekend I met two people for whom ‘Tom Fleck’ was their first historical read. The story of Tom, the Yorkshire bowman, has made converts of them and they are now readers of Bernard Cornwell et al. Well … Continue reading

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The Remembering Flodden Project’ and ‘Books Please’

A new review of Tom Fleck by Margaret, a book reviewer and owner of the blog ‘Books Please’: She gives a link to The Remembering Flodden Project for a tour of the site of the battle. Margaret lives … Continue reading

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Gooseberry Pie (with blackcurrant)

It’s all gone now.

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Excursion to Hummersea with the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust Beached at Skinningrove. My ancestors fished from these cobles, out of Hartlepool, from 1570 to 1914. Skinningrove (valley of the skinners) would be a sail across Tees Bay for those men. … Continue reading

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Review from Indiana

Bev Hankins of and Indiana has just reviewed ‘Tom Fleck’: Review copy sent by Harry Nicholson Shelves: fiction, historical-fiction, review-copy Tom Fleck: A Novel of Cleveland & Flodden by Harry Nicholson is set in North-East England during the 16th … Continue reading

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