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June 2024 From the author’s desk…

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From the author’s desk… The late, great queen mother… ‘It now gives me great pleasure to declare this magnificent new classroom annexe, built for the Hope Venture by the boys…

May 2024 From the author’s desk…

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The Coronation, no not last year but the one before in 1953… Ruth had secured two seats in the hospital lounge where Uncle Isaac used to work – she had…

April 2024 From the author’s desk…

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Never far from the headlines, Housing – 70 years ago – just three miles from Bath… The bus dropped them off at the main gates and Yann was lulled into…

March 2024 From the author’s desk…

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The Film makers will soon be returning to Bath…   After an excellent lunch, which Johnson insisted on paying for, Isaac headed away from the Circus, towards the Royal Crescent….

February 2024 From the author’s desk…

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Our children have returned to school, and was ever thus, but for a privileged few different…   The Beaconsfield Special, a steam train with four carriages and three guard’s vans,…

January 2024 From the author’s desk…

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As our loved ones depart after the family Christmas festivities… As she was undressing, Ruth noticed the thin book where Naomi had left it open on her bedside table. She…

Bath & North East Somerset Libraries Festive Author Interview with Douglas Westcott

2 January, 2024 in News

https://bathneslibraries.wordpress.com/2023/12/09/festive-author-interview-with-douglas-westcott/  

DECEMBER 2023 From the author’s desk …

19 December, 2023 in From the author's desk

From the author’s desk … I was recently invited to Morland Road Library, and very much enjoyed giving a talk about writing and self-publishing. I would like to thank everyone…

Reviews

“Hard on the heels of ‘Go Swift and Far’ comes this hugely enjoyable sequel and another success for Westcott”

Jack Jenkins

‘Another enthralling chapter in this tale of Bath, during a period of dramatic change and development.’

Roger Palmer

‘Westcott blows away the myth that Bath is the graveyard of ambition.’

Patrick McCloy

“A colourful and richly textured story worthy of this unique city”

Matthew H. Jacobs – Hampton, New Hampshire USA

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