Tag Archives: history

LGBT History Festival

Sandra Lindsey/ February 22, 2017/ Conference/ 0 comments

A few weeks ago I discovered that Shrewsbury – not far from me – was holding a festival in celebration of LGBT History Month. Officially called¬†“Back In Time 2” (on account of it being the 2nd such festival held in Shrewsbury), it was a lovely mixture of formal and semi-formal presentations, informal mingling, evening entertainment and films, as well as

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Parachutes and Petticoats

Sandra Lindsey/ February 10, 2017/ Books/ 0 comments

I think it was the title which most caught my eye when I came across this book last autumn and added it to my wishlist. In typical Honno style (yes, it’s another book published by Honno – in my experience that guarantees quality) it’s both lighthearted and serious. Deadly serious, you could say, since the book is a collection of

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A View across the Valley

Sandra Lindsey/ January 20, 2017/ Books/ 0 comments

“A View across the Valley: Short Stories by Women from Wales c. 1850-1950” was one of the first Honno books I added to my wishlist after attending their 30th birthday celebration last September. One of the speakers, talking about the diversity of the Honno Classics series, spoke quite movingly about compiling this anthology: discovering Welsh womens’ writing in old publications,

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Out & About rather a lot this month

Sandra Lindsey/ October 9, 2015/ My life

On the verge of a Weekend of Geekery – we’re off to a model railway exhibition at a vintage vehicle museum tomorrow, and on Sunday we’ll be at RAF Museum Hendon (where the Sunderland is! I’ve been wanting to go there since I first decided to feature on Sunderland flying boats during my research for Under Leaden Skies, 3 years

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