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Loretta Proctor
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Writer, wife, mother, nature lover, philosopher and believer in a numinous world
Writer, wife, mother, nature lover, philosopher and believer in a numinous world

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By Grand Central Station: Learning life's lessons rather than weeping!
By Grand Central
Station I sat down and Wept As book titles go this one is a stunner.  I always wanted to find and read this elusive
book because I loved the title so much. 
So seeing it recently in an Oxfam bookshop, I grabbed it with joy.  I started to re...
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The Great Fire of Salonika August 18th 1917
On this day, August 17th 1917, a Great Fire (   Μεγάλη
Πυρκαγιά της Θεσσαλονίκης )  
broke out in Thessaloniki , a thriving
city and the second largest in Greece .  It burned for 32 hours and spread throughout
the city right down to the seafront where it th...
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Film fan or book buff? Elizabeth Gaskell's 'North and South'
Why not Both? It always annoys me when people grumble about a film
adaptation of a famous book.  They
complain that the screen play differs from the original, that not every
precious word uttered by their hero/heroine is included and search diligently
and g...
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An Exhibition of Women's Fasions: The madness of a Wasp Waist
An Exhibition of Women's Fashions:  The madness of a wasp waist We women like to blame men for some of the foolish fashions we
espouse, saying it’s what men like.  But
the truth is that men can be conditioned into ‘liking’ a certain style of
fashion and the...
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Dante Gabriel Rossetti: Making his Homes reflect Art and Character
 Rossetti was one of those unique, brilliant men who stand
out amongst their contemporaries and remain fascinating figures for future
generations.  It is true that his deep, searching,
sometimes tormented poetry may no longer be considered of such interest,...
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Thessaloniki..A Fair City of Greece
Modern Thessaloniki, the waterfront Just back from a few wonderful sunny days in my favourite Greek city, Thessaloniki.  My first visit here was in 1966 when I came from England to visit my Greek relations with a scant knowledge of Greek.  I have written ma...
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Crime Fiction Detectives become so real; Dorothy Sayers and her hero
             Dorothy Sayers             For those of us who live in the
past like myself, Dorothy Sayers mystery novels are a fascinating read.  They were written from the 1920’s to the
outbreak of World War Two and thus her authentic depictions of the time...
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Two Mystic Poets and a Bed Bug
Two Mystic Poets and a Bed Bug One isn’t too surprised about the intimate knowledge of fleas
for people who lived in those times when beds and houses were filled with
varied creatures who lived alongside human beings very cosily.  In the past we were certai...
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