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PM who thought he saw Hitler's nice side – The Daily Telegraph ( 30 September 2008)
British prime minister Neville Chamberlain believed he had guaranteed "peace in our time" by signing a pact with Adolf Hitler, but it lasted less than a year.
Hillary’s other peak as a great explorer – The Daily Telegraph(4 January 2008)*
It was 50 years ago since Sir Edmund Hillary reached the South Pole – his second great conquest – in difficult weather. Sir Edmund and his team were the first overland explorers since Sir Robert Scott’s fateful expedition in 1912.
Sir Edmund passed away, a week after this article was published, on 11 January 2008, aged 88. Click here to read a tribute by a staff writer at The Daily Telegraph.
Royal love crowned in pomp and glory – The Daily Telegraph (20 November 2007)*
Recaps the romance and the wedding of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip as they celebrate their Diamond Wedding Anniversary, and other royal marriages which lasted until “death do us part”.
Scottish Independence – Free XpresSion (October 2007)
Two events in Scotland’s history occurred on 11 September – William Wallace defeated the English at Stirling Bridge in 1297 and a Referendum for a new Parliament in 1987. A brief history of Scotland’s fight for independence from the English. Click here for Part 2.
Eleanor Hibbert – Writers Voice (June-July 2007)
Eleanor Hibbert is best known as Jean Plaidy, Victoria Holt, Philippa Carr and five other pseudonyms. She wrote 183 books during a career lasting five decades.
Some Jean Plaidy novels were reprinted recently by Random House Publishers whilst HarperCollins re-released some Victoria Holt titles. Read Part 2 and Part 3.
Faux Postage Stamps – Australian Paper Crafts #47
Travellers will enjoy the imagery on these quirky cards, and instructions on how to make them.
The Joys of New Arrivals – Australian Paper Crafts #47
Simple card-making techniques to make adorable cards for expressing your joy at a new baby's arrival. Part 2 and Part 3.
Parchamoré Bow Card – Australian Paper Crafts #45
Create this delicate card with the Parchamoré system for parchment craft.
Parchamoré vs Pergamano – Australian Paper Crafts #45
Parchment craft began with devotional and communication cards within Catholic countries in Europe. The craft was introduced to South American countries during the 16th Century.
Queen Adelaide – Free XpresSion (September 2005)
South Australia's capital is named after Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, a German princess who married Britain's William IV in 1818. This is her story.
Writing for Websites – Newswrite (June 2002)
Many Internet sites exploit and devalue writers by paying miniscule amounts, or nothing at all, by changing their policies. Some claim bankruptcy despite making huge profits. This article is featured on the front cover.
Why Felix Youssoupov Murdered Rasputin? – Free XpresSion (August 2001)
What were Felix's motives behind murdering the notorious Rasputin?
Shock Royal Wedding – Free Xpression (May 2000)
Elizabeth Wydville married the Yorkist Edward IV in the 16th Century. Did she live happily ever after with her Prince Charming? Read on and find out...
David James Elliott: No Stranger To Our Screens – Union Recorder (10 May 1999)
Get the low down on that hunky heartthrob Harm from JAG!
Postcards from ... England & Scotland – For Me (15 September 1997)
What it was really like travelling around England and Scotland with a coach-load of Aussies.
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