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The Petit Beurre Mystery*

‘Stands there a school in the midst of the Chilterns Beech-covered hillsides encircle it round Ivy and creepers entwine the old Abbey Health and contentment within are found.’ (Wycombe Abbey School Song, 1901)   The icy waters closed over the … Continue reading

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The Other Side of Roald Dahl

High over the Buckinghamshire village of Great Missenden, the morning sun casts its glow across the sloping, grassy churchyard that dips down towards the early bustle of the school run and commuter traffic. Shadows slide across flowers, toys and tributes … Continue reading

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STAND BY THE WATCH

This blog is very specific in its intentions to reinforce (once again) that nothing is new in this world, merely re-arranged. For example, the constant questions about,’What are prisons for? Or ‘Should we invest more money in rehabilitation?’ Immediately followed … Continue reading

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Don’t Let My Music Die

Miss Lilian Pretoria Marks felt life was passing her by. What future was there for a young lady working as a grocery assistant on thirty shillings a week in the market town of High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire in England. It was … Continue reading

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The Mystery Of The Death Of Judge Albert Prince & The Stavisky Affair

Well, since the recent events at Salisbury, when the cloak and dagger activities of possible state-sponsored assassination attempts began to rattle around that Cathedral City, I’ve been waiting to see the rare use of the word ‘democide’ but it seems Rudloph Rummel’s (1932–2014) excellent … Continue reading

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The Diabolical Murder of Ann Pullin

“Give ear ye tender Christians all, and listen unto me, While I relate a deed of blood and great barbarity; A murder of the blackest dye I know I now repeat in rhyme, That was committed by George King, a … Continue reading

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The Ellesborough Happening

When well-known children’s author Alison Uttley – creator of many well-loved characters, ‘Little Grey Rabbit’ in particular, was asked in 1949 to write about her adopted home county of Buckinghamshire, she did so with a passion. She said, “This county … Continue reading

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