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About Patrick

a photographer, writer and blogger, a studio and press photographer since the mid 1960's, first published writings in 1974

Author’s Note…Looking Back

For over 50 years I had communicated with American photographer Peter Gowland. He and his wife Alice often found time to write back to me on matters concerning the art of photography. Sadly, Peter died in 2010 at a good … Continue reading

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The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp…

Episode 69… Rebecca’s Spell (Part Three)… The Woods Memories of a lifestyle in Bayswater had fled from Esme’s mind, as if being mystically replaced by surroundings she now found herself in. She could not imagine any other existent lifestyle. This was where … Continue reading

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The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp…

Episode 68… Rebecca’s Spell (Part Two)… Friends Bridget Moynihan’s Irish parentage had given her the gift of wonderful and imaginative story telling and soon the three of them were plunged into another of her spellbinding tales of mystery and intrigue. They passed … Continue reading

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Author’s Note…

From Amazon.co.uk Stretching across seven discs, and bringing together the entirety of its second season, this DVD collection of Invaders brings a welcome opportunity to check out a supreme slice of television science fiction from the 1960s. Considering that four … Continue reading

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Author’s Note…

Back to Back catch-up episodes of ‘The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp’ are available @ patrick-callaghan.blogspot.co.uk

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Snap Around…

You know, here in the South East of the UK we are still bathed, perhaps drenched is the word in a 1976 style heat wave, whilst our cousins in the North have their indecisive forecasts. We are thinking of you guys! … Continue reading

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The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp…

Episode 67…Rebecca’s Spell (Part One)…Awakening Esme awoke that morning to the sound of her mother’s voice calling from downstairs. ‘Esme darling, your breakfast, it’s tea and toast, your favourite. You will be late for school if you don’t hurry. Would you … Continue reading

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“I just gotta catch one for supper…”

You know, some guys just love searching for ‘Tiddlers’ as I did. On the River Lea there’s no missing that thrill… And keeping your toes nice and cool in a heatwave…

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“Hey… Just look at that Guy!” Bedford’s 40th River Festival pulls in thousands of visitors…

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Author’s Note…

Ok, the heatwave is still with us here in the UK, and that makes settling down to write, even during the dark hours, as I do, somewhat uncomfortable. Guess, I’m still working on the next episode of our popular: ‘The … Continue reading

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