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Stevie Carroll
My latest post at The Good, the Bad and the Unread went live while I was at the Friday of this year's Chatsworth Arts Festival. And then my internet went down, so it's taken me all this time to actually link to the post. Hop over there and read what I thought of Zen Cho's Sorcerer To The Crown.

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Stevie Carroll
This month's post from me over at Women and Words is all about an unusual event organised by Discover Huddersfield as part of the Heritage Open Days weekend. Go read!
 
 
Stevie Carroll
13 September 2016 @ 06:00
Huddersfield town centre has been quiet of late, but we had a good turnout for the various free walks over the Heritage Open Days weekend (more on which later, I hope). Meanwhile, in front of the station, Harold Wilson's statue appeared to be getting into the spirit of things on Sunday, with a fine bunch of Heritage Weekend balloons:
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And here he is again:
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Stevie Carroll
My latest post at The Good, the Bad and the Unread went live yesterday. Hop over there and read what I thought of Kim Jones' Sinner’s Revenge.

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Stevie Carroll
My latest post at The Good, the Bad and the Unread went live yesterday. Hop over there and read what I thought of Flo Fitzpatrick's Scarecrow’s Dream.

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Stevie Carroll
My latest post at The Good, the Bad and the Unread went live yesterday. Hop over there and read what I thought of Michele Mills' Die For You.

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Stevie Carroll
This month's post from me over at Women and Words is all about the creation of a wildlife pond for my garden. Go read!

[ETA:] Link now fixed.
 
 
Stevie Carroll
My latest post at The Good, the Bad and the Unread went live yesterday. Hop over there and read what I thought of Marie Sexton's Damned If You Do.

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Stevie Carroll
My latest post at The Good, the Bad and the Unread went live on Sunday. Hop over there and read what I thought of Molly O’Keefe, Rose Lerner, Joanna Bourne, Jeannie Lin and Isabel Cooper's Gambled Away: A Historical Anthology.

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Stevie Carroll
My latest post at The Good, the Bad and the Unread went live yesterday. Hop over there and read what I thought of Laura Brown's Signs of Attraction.

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Stevie Carroll
My latest post at The Good, the Bad and the Unread went live yesterday. Hop over there and read what I thought of Sarah-Jane Stratford's Radio Girls.

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Stevie Carroll
My latest post at The Good, the Bad and the Unread went live yesterday. Hop over there and read what I thought of Mary Jo Putney's Once A Soldier.

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Stevie Carroll
Back in 1936, the German racing driver Hans Stuck drove an Auto-Union at Shelsley Walsh, having previously broken the hill record in an Austro-Daimler in 1930. Although he managed to equal the most recent record time in practice, rain on the competetive day disrupted his runs, and he was beaten by the great Raymond Mays in a 1½-litre E.R.A. (full report here).

Eighty years on, and the 2016 Classic Weekend saw Stuck's son, Hans-Joachim, recreate that drive in much better weather with a very similar Auto-Union:
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Although Hans-Joachim made a rolling start on each run, and therefore didn't set an official time, it appears that he came close to equally his father's practice runs. And you can watch a video snippet of him from a similar place to where I watched him in the morning here, read the official report of the day here or watch clips from the 1930 event with the Austro-Daimler here.

In other news, I won the Sunday period costume prize.
 
 
Stevie Carroll
My latest post at The Good, the Bad and the Unread went live yesterday. Hop over there and read what I thought of Pintip Dunn's The Darkest Lie.

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Stevie Carroll
This month's post from me over at Women and Words continues my photo series on how village life and buildings have changed over the last century or so. I went in search of the temporary village of Birchinlee last week, and tried to compare the photos of what little I found with some taken over 100 years ago when up to 1,000 people lived there. Go read!
 
 
Stevie Carroll
My latest post at The Good, the Bad and the Unread went live yesterday. Hop over there and read what I thought of Kate Hewitt's Now and Then Friends.

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Stevie Carroll
My latest post at The Good, the Bad and the Unread went live today. Hop over there and read what I thought of Annabeth Albert's Beta Test.

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Stevie Carroll
My latest post at The Good, the Bad and the Unread went live yesterday. Hop over there and read what I thought of Julie Ann Walker's Devil and the Deep.

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Stevie Carroll
My latest post at The Good, the Bad and the Unread went live yesterday. Hop over there and read what I thought of Amy Jo Cousins' The Belle vs. the BDOC.

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Stevie Carroll
My latest post at The Good, the Bad and the Unread went live yesterday. Hop over there and read what I thought of Lisa Black's That Darkness.

Cross-posted to Goodreads.