1. Blenheim Palace Festival: 14th September 2012

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    August 30, 2012 by Lydia Syson

    Photograph by Colin Smith

    Panel discussion on The Spanish Civil War: Fact and Fiction with Paul Preston and Richard Baxell at Blenheim Palace Literary Festival at Woodstock, chaired by Christopher Cook

     

    12.30pm Blenheim Palace, Courtyard Restaurant

    Find out more and book tickets here:

    http://blenheimpalaceliteraryfestival.com/events/detail/the-spanish-civil-war-fact-and-fiction


  2. The Torch of History

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    August 30, 2012 by Lydia Syson

    1948 women's swimming team

    For most of my life I’ve been as likely to pole-vault out of the garden as to sit down to watch the Olympic opening ceremony on television. The celebration of children’s books certainly softened my resistance to the occasion. And I enjoyed the glimpses of London in 1948 we had on our screens. And finally, I had time to watch – and get keep reading


  3. My local hero: the magnificent Dr Lettsom

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    August 29, 2012 by Lydia Syson

    the lettsom family

    My favourite place to write is in bed, right at the top of our house in Camberwell.  Looking out of the window, I can see the furthermost corner of the estate that once belonged to a man I fondly think of as my neighbour, although he lived here over two hundred years ago.  I’m often reminded of Dr Lettsom when I’m up the road working on our family allotment.  It’s just where his pleasure garden used to be, part of what is now a community garden which still bears his name.

    I kept running into Dr Lettsom in the course of my research into eighteenth-century medicine for my book DOCTOR OF LOVE, always with great pleasure.  Eventually I  put together some of what I’d found out for the website of my children’s primary school…as you’ll see, Dog Kennel Hill pupils have more than one reason to be interested in Dr Lettsom.

    http://www.dkh.org.uk/dr-lettsom/


  4. It’s All Relative & Drawn to Spain

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    August 4, 2012 by Lydia Syson

    Here’s an article about some of the romantics, rebels and wordsmiths in my family which I wrote for the Jewish Socialist magazine’s Winter 2012 issue, followed by David Rosenberg’s review of A World Between Us. keep reading


  5. Len Crome – Autobiographical Notes

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    August 2, 2012 by Lydia Syson

    Len_Crome

    Len Crome (1909-2001) was chief of the medical service of the 15th Army Corps of the Republican army during the Spanish Civil War; and a lieutenant-colonel in the Royal Army Military Corps during the Second World War, when he was awarded the Military Cross for outstanding bravery. This brief autobiography is published with kind permission of his son, Peter Crome, and offers a fascinating insight into Crome’s life before and after the Spanish Civil War. keep reading


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