Opening Leaves

Dedication to the Honourable The Marchioness of Tavistock Lady Georgiana, Duchess of Bedford, 2nd wife of the 6th Duke of Bedford When Spring, as the queen of the seasons renown'd, Through nature her beauty displays, The vallies and woodlands with verdure are crown'd, And echo with carols of praise. -o- While spangled with flowers are …

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The Reading Room

  Francis Russell, 7th Duke of Bedford KG PC (13 May 1788 – 14 May 1861) A journey must lead somewhere and somewhere was the Reading Room... The first steps of finding Mary Maria Colling led me to the one location where I knew an original copy of her work existed and could hold in my hands, …

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Opening Echoes

There are stories that surround us, family stories, those told to us by friends, read, watched and listened to, accidentally or with purpose.  These stories are the echoes of those who went before, who up until now have been unseen, unheard but now remembered through the cathartic rambling through history's back lanes and pathways. Sometimes, those stories …

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