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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

The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp…

Episode 72… Charles and Bayswater There could have been a number of reasons why Charles had lifted his tired body from an uncomfortable bed and slowly dragged himself down the two narrow stairways and into the shop. Could it have … Continue reading

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The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp…

Episode 71… Rebecca’s Spell… (Part Five)… Sisters of Heaven ‘Are you the Mother Superior?’ began Toby as they left the table. ‘I think you could be.’ ‘No, my young friend’, replied Sister Ann. ‘She is away from us at present, attending … 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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The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp…

Episode 70… Rebecca’s Spell… (Part Four)… Sisters of Heaven They approached the archway silently, careful their feet made no sound. The archway that would take them to that large oak door. They had all secretly told themselves that they would run if the man seen … Continue reading

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The Kings Head… The Kings Head as it appears today on the Moscow road in Bayswater London. In my story “The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp” Charles Hepworth’s little photographic shop sat on the opposite corner facing this Public House. That … Continue reading

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Snap Around… Special Feature…

Now, when you have a granddaughter who can shoot pictures better than you. Well, you just gotta show her off! Bethany took these knock-out stills on her walks around Southend Essex… And they certainly deserve a showing right here… A camera magazine, now long … Continue reading

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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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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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