Corfe Castle in Dorset – an awe inspiring place to visit – the following excerpt is taken from the National Trust site – Visit http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk for more information.
‘Thousand-year-old royal castle shaped by warfare
Enjoy one of Britain’s most iconic and evocative survivors of the English Civil War, partially demolished in 1646 by the Parliamentarians.
A favourite haunt for adults and children alike, you can’t fail to be captivated by these romantic castle ruins with breathtaking views across Purbeck.
Discover 1,000 years of our history as a royal palace and fortress. With fallen walls and secret places, there are tales of treachery and treason around every corner.
Spot the ‘murder holes’ and count the arrow loops. Feel history come to life and see the wildlife that has set up home here.’
The town itself is also worth a visit with its quaint shops and cafes serving cream teas. You can’t possibly leave without sampling a cream tea!
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CIA Fall Guy by Phyllis Zimbler Miller
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
I was disappointed! Having read and enjoyed two other books by the same author, I was expecting to get the same satisfaction from this one. Stories about the CIA and the FBI always interest me and I love getting involved with all the usual twists and turns, but this book fell short of my expectations. There was quite a complicated plot-line and I found it difficult to remember who was on whose side. There were also quite a few grammatical errors.
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This is Jacob’s Ladder, which can be found to the West of Sidmouth beach in Devon. It isn’t really as precarious as it looks! At the top of the ladder is picturesque secluded Connaught Gardens complete with the Clock Tower Cafe- the cakes need to be seen to be believed! From the bottom of the ladder, you can take a cliff-side walk, which leads to the promenade and the town centre.
I’m Don Jones and I have been writing for many years. In 2002 I was a reading helper at a village school and I started to write short stories for my class. These were well-liked and I was asked to write more, some of which were commissioned by the Head teacher.
In 2005 I moved to Devon and joined a writers group and was encouraged to have some of my stories published. The result was Bookworms and other Stories a beautifully illustrated collection of humorous short stories aimed at the six to tens, but which has proved to be equally popular with grown ups, either to read to children or simply for their own enjoyment.
Stories include When the Tooth Fairy Went on Strike, which introduced such characters as the Nappy Fairy and the Junk Food Fairy; Ring, Ring, which is a day in the life of Nursery Rhyme Police Station, where problems include lost sheep, and Rock-a-by Baby falling out of a tree; and Stinky-Tinkie Winkie where poor little Freddie has to change his baby sister’s nappy.
Bookworms and other Stories is available on line through Amazon, WH Smith, Waterstones and Blackwells at the modest price of £5.99 or less.