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Walking Backwards for Christmas: On the Trail of the Ghost

Ghost

Walking Backwards for Christmas: A Tale of Woe from Soggyhall. Chapter 5, Part 4: Solihull,  Christmas Eve Day 1960 : On the Trail of the Ghost [the featured picture is of St. Aphege’s church, Solihull, where Bethany was flogged before being drowned, and in whose churchyard Gramfer is buried] Now it was my turn to […]

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Walking Backwards for Christmas: The Reign of Queen Anne

Reign of Queen Anne

Walking Backwards for Christmas: A Tale of Woe from Soggyhall. Chapter 5, Part 3: Solihull,  Christmas Eve Day 1960 : The Reign of Queen Anne [the featured picture is of Stan, a detail from the book cover] Luckily, Grammer and I wouldn’t quite be alone—Stan would be there too. After the meeting at university, Dr. […]

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Walking Backwards for Christmas: A Tale of Woe from Soggyhall

Soggyhall

Walking Backwards for Christmas: A Tale of Woe from Soggyhall, Chapter 1, Solihull,  August 1960,  “Along Our Merry Way” [Note: The featured picture is a map of Warwickshire as it existed in the 1960s, indicating the locations of the significant places mentioned in the story] I’d been born in Grammer and Gramfer’s house, as had […]

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Walking Backwards for Christmas: A Tale of Woe from Soggyhall “Gramfer”

Gramfer

Walking Backwards for Christmas: A Tale of Woe from Soggyhall, Chapter 1: Solihull,  August 1960,  “Gramfer” Note: The featured picture is a detail from the book cover. It’s of Reg/Reggie’s maternal grandmother, aka “Grammer,” aka “Angharad.”] “C’mon, Reggie, you’ll hafta buck up and walk the rest of the way.” Uncle Roddy took me down from […]

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