A While in the Woods

Reading. Writing. Wandering.


History Mystery Magic

Shakespeare Country

It's a writer's bucket list staple, isn't it? A visit to Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare, the greatest playwright and poet in the history of the universe. It was certainly on mine, and its inclusion in the list of literary... Continue Reading →


Broadway Tower

Broadway Tower sits above the village (and hill) of the same name in the oh-so-pretty Cotswolds. It came to be in 1798 when Lady Coventry, wife of the 6th Earl of Coventry, happened to wonder if a beacon on Broadway... Continue Reading →

History, Mystery & Magic Writing Retreat in the Cotswolds

The ridiculously picturesque village of Broadway is often described as 'the jewel of the Cotswolds' and 'the show village of England.' I spent a week there in late 2014 as part of author Kate Forsyth's History, Mystery and Magic writing retreat and... Continue Reading →

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