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Across the Great Divide – Chapter Sixty-Four

‘CAN WE DEPEND on you Charlie?’ Nell asked the crossing-sweep as they squatted together in the warmth of Myers’ brick kilns in Southwark. He often slept there of a evening, so long as he was well clear before the men … Continue reading

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Across the Great Divide – Chapter Ten

IT WAS VINE, forever watchful on his master’s account. ‘You don’t want to know about their medicine, my lady, it’s not good for polite ears.’  His gaze was sharp and probing, blue-edged like a razor. ‘Mr Vine, you startled us.’ … Continue reading

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Looking for Lucas (part four)

 ‘Is this him?’ growled one, to which another answered, ‘Aye, it’s him all right.’  This last man, who had a scar the length of his forehead, was among many of whom Eagle had enquired in the day. By now the … Continue reading

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Looking for Lucas (part three)

The foreboding image of the ship came to mind relentlessly; Eagle fair smelled the sea and heard the cry of pillaging gulls. Their sound filled his dreams and was there when he awoke – in Liverpool.  He had slept all … Continue reading

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Radicalisation 1790s style (Part One)

This series of posts will chart Alan Calvert’s progress from humble provincial apprentice to revolutionary radical on a national stage. It’s quite a favourable account, showing how circumstances embittered an essentially decent man. His conversion was gradual, two steps forward … Continue reading

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