THAMES RIVER – AND THE BIRTH OF A BOOK.

THAMES  RIVER -  AND THE BIRTH OF A BOOK.

A HOUSE BY THE THAMES In 1996 my husband Rob and I bought a holiday house on an 18th century estate called Harleyford, by the banks of the River Thames in Buckinghamshire. For the next fifteen years we divided our time between England and Australia. Originally we

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The Mysterious Case of the Queen’s Oak at Hurley Lock!

The Mysterious Case of the  Queen's Oak at Hurley Lock!

HOW IT BEGAN Visiting the UK following the launch of my book on the Thames Path at Marlow Library in 2014, I received  a  message from  a friend and ex-neighbour at nearby Harleyford.  Jo wanted an extra copy of the book as a gift for a friend,

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A Tale of Bribery and Electoral Intrigue From the Thames Town of Marlow

One of the difficulties I found  in writing a book about the river Thames was making  those really hard decisions about what should go in! So much history…..so much intrigue and scandal. Naturally  I was tempted to include far too  much about my beloved Harleyford Estate at

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Whirlwinds & Wanderers: Margie and Lance come to stay!

Whirlwinds & Wanderers: Margie and Lance come to stay!

  During an extended stay at our holiday home  near Marlow, my partner Rob and I were joined by Brisbane  friends Margie and Lance, who were making their first visit to the UK. The prospect of this  extremely laid-back couple spending six weeks with a manic history

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