Monthly Archives: January 2015

Quo Vadis? (Version 2)

  This week’s blog envisages a different showdown between John Eagle and his adversary from book 1, Alan Calvert. The location is Bogle’s Bog, an area of treacherous moorland near the radical’s home at Gravehunger Lodge. In this version of … Continue reading

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Quo Vadis? (Version 1)

This piece tries to imagine the first of two different ends for the villain of my novel, Alan Calvert. The narrative voice has switched to the first person present tense to show his state of mind on the scaffold outside … Continue reading

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The Difficult Clerk – Part Two

Predictably the father has taken Mr Eagle’s side re his wayward son and penned the following reply: Dear Sir, I am very greatly obliged to you for your favour of the 22nd instant, and although I am in some degree … Continue reading

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The Difficult Clerk – Part One

I’m sure many country attorneys in the eighteenth century had trouble with their articled clerks, so I thought it might be useful to have a think about this in terms of the three-way relationship between attorney, clerk and the suffering … Continue reading

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