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It has been such a special few days seeing dear friends but last Monday, when we had a lovely afternoon with my husband’s newly discovered relations, I thought things could not get any better, but they did! On Friday we … Continue reading
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I would like to thank Rachel Furze from Age Concern Kingston for this review of ‘The Life and Demise of Norman Campbell’ for their spring newsletter: SPRING NEWS 2014 “Memoirs of an extraordinary man to benefit charity The story of … Continue reading
My writing has always been inspired by family history. ‘Riduna‘ is a love story set on the Channel Island of Alderney back in the 19th Century, inspired by my great grandmother Harriet Jane who was born there. ‘Ancasta ~ Guide … Continue reading
Cate Macabe brought us a vivid account from AJ Jackson’s life in our last post, during her life as a private investigator. More information about the memoir can be found here. Today I am going to share two excerpts of … Continue reading
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Last week I donated £44 to charity on Norman’s and your behalf, the readers of The Life and Demise of Norman Campbell, to Norman’s chosen charities: Cancer Research UK and Kingston Upon Thames Age Concern Norman asked for 25% of … Continue reading
Following on from the post ‘Falling for an Amish Boy’ Norman too fell in love at an early age when he was still at primary school in 1920. He remembers, at age 11 years, he and May warming their hands … Continue reading
I am so pleased to introduce to you to Susie, Norman’s carer in the last few years of his life. It was Susi who introduced Norman to computing and was his personal tutor when he learnt to send emails and … Continue reading
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The topic of food featured quite a bit in Norman’s memoir and I thought you might enjoy reading some extracts. During World War One a trip to Kingston Market was Norman’s most vivid memory. ‘I remember my mother was pushing … Continue reading
Kathy Brand’s description of her son Max and their shared struggle with life in ‘Walks on the Margins’ has made me realise how fortunate Norman was to have all his mental faculties until the last few weeks of his life. … Continue reading