REVIEW: MR MAC AND ME by Esther Freud

Freud has imagined the summer of 1914 for Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife through the eyes of Thomas Maggs, a thirteen-year old boy who lives on the Suffolk Coast. The artist couple takes a cottage in the small town, far from their busy, stressful lives in Glasgow. The novel is told a first person…

31 Days of Halloween – October 5, 2013

In June 1836 five young boys, hunting for rabbits on the north-eastern slopes Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh, found 17 miniature coffins hidden inside a cave. They were arranged under slates on three tiers, two tiers of eight and one solitary coffin on the top. Each coffin, only 95mm in length, contained a little wooden figure, expertly…

31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN – Day 5

I always visit an old cemetery when I can.  There is something so comfortable about them.  It’s quiet and peaceful, sometimes with lovely paths or discoveries to make.  It’s not a macabre thing for me; I truly enjoy thinking about the people and the history that is there. When on our honeymoon last summer I…

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