On the evening of 3rd August 1914, Sir Edward Grey, the British Foreign Secretary looked out of the Foreign Office window and famously declared that “The lamps are going out all over Europe. We shall not see them lit again in our lifetime”. This study examines the key choices Grey and others made in the weeks leading up to the beginning of war and the impact these choices had on his life.
It was when Ted Warner bought the granny-flat that the problems began for Brenda and Ian Royle...
Meanwhile, in The Gables Care Home, Bill Appleby hears rumours and determines to right a wrong...if he has enough time left...
The heir to the throne of Frentaria, Prince Gregory,has been missing for years. Now the old King has died. The plotters see their chance for a coup but the King’s Cardinal is needed to crown the next king — whoever that may be — and now he is also missing — some hope forever — like Prince Gregory...
The backlash against the drink culture in nineteenth-century Berwick-upon- Tweed which has parallels with stories in the media today. How the Victorians dealt with the problem. The rise of the Temperance Movement and the influence of Scotland on this English town.
Print version published 2010.
Written to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Anne Hepple, novelist, who lived most of her life in Northumberland and Berwickshire.
Her books, which often feature thinly-disguised local places have been read and enjoyed worldwide.
Print Version Published 2009.
A tale of friendly dragons who create a stir when they arrive in a small village looking for the eggs they buried 100 years previously.
The young people of the village help to recover the eggs but can they find them all before the eggs begin to hatch?