Misfits & Strangers – a contemplation on the legacy of war

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2018 marks the centenary of the end of WWI. This is not news, the media will be awash with references, but for me it is personal. War carries a legacy… Firstly, let me say a word about my maternal grandfather. I … Continued

The Writer Returns to her Garden…

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My website has a been a bit of a neglected garden of late, somewhat overgrown, no new plantings. Many of you will know why: in November my other half, David, was diagnosed with stage 4 renal cancer, and we are … Continued

The Road to Madaba

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    I have been thinking about my recent post, Once More on the Road to Cairo, and about my dad – an amazing man who I still miss very much – and about my research trip to Jordan, pre-9/11, … Continued

Once More on the Road to Cairo – Teresa Benison

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At a recent Writers’ Cafe session on using old photographs as inspiration for writing, my search for material led me to some of my Dad’s photos from his time in North Africa during WWII; a few days later I came across … Continued