SMUGGLERS OF SUSSEX

SMUGGLERS OF SUSSEX

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the Cuckmere Valley during WW2 and its strategic role in the defence of the realm. Today I’m going to look at another of its claims to fame – as the beating heart of an enormous smuggling operation. Smuggling was big business in...
THE INVASION THAT NEVER HAPPENED

THE INVASION THAT NEVER HAPPENED

My teenage years were spent in Eastbourne, growing up in the shadow of the Downs, swimming from the beach and hanging out in the various hostelries of the town. Now that I’ve returned to live here  I’m rediscovering the charms of the town and its...

LURKING IN GRAVEYARDS WITH LITERARY INTENT

Finding appropriate and memorable names for characters in my novels is a fun challenge. My favourite method – as I write historical fiction – is to have a wander round a graveyard. I’ve always had a weird fascination with cemeteries. I haunted Père Lachaise when I...

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