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Madeleine
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Currently reading: Heavenfield by L J Ross & Lost for Words by Stephanie Butland
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Devon

Postby Madeleine » Mon July 27th, 2015, 1:00 pm

Just back from a holiday in Exmouth, in East Devon, which was lovely - went there last year as well. Historically speaking, I managed to visit Exeter Cathedral this time round, which was, as are most cathedrals, stunning - it has the longest vaulted nave in the world and is very impressive. Also paid a return visit to Lyme Regis, and finally managed to walk along the Cobb (it was too windy last year), and got some lovely views of the town. Now back in grimy London, ugh.
Currently reading "Heavenfield" by L J Ross & "Lost for Words" by Stephanie Butland

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Lisa
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Favorite HF book: Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman
Preferred HF: Any time period/location. Timeslip, usually prefer female POV. Also love Gothic melodrama.
Location: Northeast Scotland

Re: Devon

Postby Lisa » Tue July 28th, 2015, 8:55 am

I've never been to Devon but I'd really like to go, it sounds relaxed and beautiful and full of great history.

A friend of mine just bit the bullet and moved from London to Devon - she was just fed up with the pollution and quality of life in general - and she's so much happier now :)

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: Heavenfield by L J Ross & Lost for Words by Stephanie Butland
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Re: Devon

Postby Madeleine » Tue July 28th, 2015, 9:05 am

Lisa wrote:I've never been to Devon but I'd really like to go, it sounds relaxed and beautiful and full of great history.

A friend of mine just bit the bullet and moved from London to Devon - she was just fed up with the pollution and quality of life in general - and she's so much happier now :)


Lucky lady - she's made the right decision.
Currently reading "Heavenfield" by L J Ross & "Lost for Words" by Stephanie Butland

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Re: Devon

Postby Carla » Thu August 13th, 2015, 6:51 pm

Is it the Cobb in Lyme Regis that features in Jane Austen's Persuasion?
PATHS OF EXILE - love, war, honour and betrayal in Anglo-Saxon Northumbria
Editor's Choice, Historical Novels Review, August 2009
Now available as e-book on Amazon Kindleand in Kindle, Epub (Nook, Sony Reader), Palm and other formats on Smashwords
Website: http://www.carlanayland.org
Blog: http://carlanayland.blogspot.com

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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: Heavenfield by L J Ross & Lost for Words by Stephanie Butland
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Re: Devon

Postby Madeleine » Fri August 14th, 2015, 8:32 am

Carla wrote:Is it the Cobb in Lyme Regis that features in Jane Austen's Persuasion?


Yes, and also in the "The French Lieutenant's Woman" with a cloaked Meryl Streep gazing out to sea :D
Currently reading "Heavenfield" by L J Ross & "Lost for Words" by Stephanie Butland

Carla
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Re: Devon

Postby Carla » Sat August 15th, 2015, 5:26 pm

Thanks, Madeleine - I thought it was. Sounds like you had a lovely holiday!
PATHS OF EXILE - love, war, honour and betrayal in Anglo-Saxon Northumbria

Editor's Choice, Historical Novels Review, August 2009

Now available as e-book on Amazon Kindleand in Kindle, Epub (Nook, Sony Reader), Palm and other formats on Smashwords

Website: http://www.carlanayland.org

Blog: http://carlanayland.blogspot.com

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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: Heavenfield by L J Ross & Lost for Words by Stephanie Butland
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Re: Devon

Postby Madeleine » Sun August 16th, 2015, 11:10 am

It was, I think we picked the best week weatherwise.
Currently reading "Heavenfield" by L J Ross & "Lost for Words" by Stephanie Butland


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