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Tagged With: Christy Lefteri

Different views of Cyprus

There is a small black and white photograph of my grandfather, Arthur Slaughter, sitting on a sunny verandah. On the back it simply says ‘Self, Cyprus 1916′. That is all I know of his stay there. It must have been taken some months after he was evacuated from Gallipoli in July 1915. He suffered from … Continue reading »

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No info-dump – a useful warning

On Sunday 29 September I attended a ‘guardian masterclass’: How to write fiction based on family history. It took place in the impressive and spacious offices of the guardian and The Observer in Kings Place, London, looking right over Regent’s Canal.  Coffee, tea and a good lunch were provided.  Another masterclass on self-publishing was happening … Continue reading »

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