The story behind the story

So often when we’re reading a book or article, it resonates with us on some level, echoing pieces of our lives in the spaces between the words. It’s mostly because authors imbue the words they write with pieces of themselves and, after all, we are all human. Our stories are familiar because they are universal.…

Effie Gray

Those of you that know me will be aware that over the last two months or so I’ve been trying to trace my family tree. It’s an amazing journey that I expect I’ll be on for a while because there are always new things to explore and new data being uploaded to the internet. I’ve…