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Tagged With: Westmorland

Mr Atkinson’s Rum Contract – A review

  From 2006 to 2018, Richard Atkinson worked as an editor at Bloomsbury publishers, rising to senior commissioning editor and responsible for some of the most successful illustrated cookbooks of the last two decades, including Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage series. From 2010, he was increasingly occupied with researching and writing his own first book, a … Continue reading »

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Where Do You Begin?

I’m writing a religious history of my family, beginning with my Primitive Methodist great-grandfather, Thomas Robinson, more usually known as Tom, born in 1879. My interest in him was sparked  by the stories my grandmother Nellie  used to tell about him, in which he figures as a strict ogre and she as a rebellious rule-breaker. … Continue reading »

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