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butler

The butler, the cat and Sir James

My visit was to the main house of a large estate, and it stood at the end of a tree lined drive.The central elegant stone edifice with picture windows was flanked by two equally...
A Strand of Hair by David Hall

A Strand of Hair

Olive reached into the wardrobe and took out the suit her husband had worn to work the previous day - the day on which he had arrived home from work rather late with no...
Shibden Hall

Mystery of Shibden Hall

After a week of heavy rain, finally today looked a little better with a hint of sunshine in the air. I was hungry, and, with my birthday coming up tomorrow, I decided to treat...
senior couple

A State of Grace (part two)

By Partricia Rogers (Continued from the previous post). After a hard life on a sheep farm on the North Yorkshire moors, Grace was widowed when her husband Tom killed himself, and she now runs a...

Ghost Busters Are Us

by Patricia W Tapsell, BurnleyI've never seen a ghost, nor do I particularly want to. I think that maybe they can exist because I've heard of people's experiences of seeing ghosts but I'd just...

An Extraordinary Day

Ethel Baily, ColneMrs. Simpson was tired of being a victim. Tired of people that pushed her about, ignored her or took advantage of her. Tired of people that thought she was what the young...

Did She Believe in Love

By Jennie Tarr, Oldham Hannah didn’t think she knew the meaning of love, or romance. What had that to do with her life? She lived in an old farmhouse, a remote area, in the hills...
blues and reds

You’ll Never Walk Alone

Blue’s rubbish. Red’s the colour,” snapped Joe.His brother, Arthur was quick to retort. “Liar. You’re younger than me. Blue’s best.”It was a regular argument between the twins which Arthur, who was born a few...

That Darn Cat!

By Lindsey Mckinnon, Bacup Boy, did I choose the wrong week to give up glue sniffing... That, as any film aficionados will recall, wasone on the many silly lines from the movie Airplane. Of course, there...
Allan Emmot

From cancer to cure…

Allan Emmot, originally from Keighley and now living in Lincolnshire, is a regular contributor to our Readers’ Poems pages under his pen name ‘Aemot.’ In the last issue of Northern Life (NL65) we featured...

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