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New member from Shropshire, England

Post by PJR » Thu October 6th, 2011, 2:58 pm

Hi all,

I'm Phil Revell and am joining as a writer, reader and general newbie.

I've just finished reading The Battle, by Allesandro Barbero (about Waterloo) which isn't fiction, and Bomber, by Len Deighton (which was a re-read, and is, strictly speaking, faction).

I've also just published 'A Spurious Brood' which is the story of Katherine More, youngest daughter of an ancient Shropshire family, whose four children were taken from her to be transported to America on board the Pilgrim Fathers’ ship the Mayflower. This is based on true events, so is also a faction.
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Post by Manda Scott » Thu October 6th, 2011, 3:05 pm

Phil - hello - and welcome, also from Shropshire, England! (wouldn't normally use an exclamation point, but this is the first time I've met someone on HFO who lives in the same time zone, pretty much, never mind the same county. I'm in the south, near the border with Hereford - where are you?)

a warm welcome

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thanks for reply

Post by PJR » Thu October 6th, 2011, 3:09 pm

I'm near Ironbridge, which is a good location for a part time historian.

Phil

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Post by Misfit » Thu October 6th, 2011, 3:18 pm

Hi Phil, welcome aboard.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Thu October 6th, 2011, 3:20 pm

Welcome to the forum, Phil! (I like exclamation points.)

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Post by boswellbaxter » Thu October 6th, 2011, 3:20 pm

Welcome, Phil!
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Thu October 6th, 2011, 4:17 pm

Hi Phil and welcome.
I had a fantastic driving holiday in Shropshire last year. Had never visited it before and fell in love with it. It helped that the sun shone every day. Ironbridge was lovely in the sunshine.

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beautiful Shropshire

Post by PJR » Thu October 6th, 2011, 4:28 pm

Shropshire is one of England's best kept secrets. I frequently meet people who have no idea where it is, yet the landscape is as attractive as anything in Wales or the Lakes. All it lacks are munros. Even so we can still offer a walking challenge to anyone seeking an adrenaline rush, check the following link:

which looks like the Antarctic, but was actually Boxing Day on Brown Clee.

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Post by Vanessa » Thu October 6th, 2011, 5:12 pm

Welcome, Phil! I hope you enjoy it here.
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

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Post by LoveHistory » Thu October 6th, 2011, 6:55 pm

Hello Phil. Nice to meet you!

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