Pick a Period

I’ve decided to present to you my favourite period drama series of the last years, starting with the one which is set in the earliest of the depicted periods. I will give you some basic information and, more importantly, a personal opinion and recommendation. Since I adore all of them, the criticism shouldn’t put you … More Pick a Period

Pleasant Company

A New Mapp & Lucia Story Preface I am aware that some people dismiss the continuation of an old story as the worst kind of literary sacrilege. They are eager to defend the author’s original ideas, so eager, in fact, that they refuse to see how new writers breathe life into those ideas and put them into the reach … More Pleasant Company

Armistice Day: The Story of the Christmas Bell

My second great-grandfather, Philipp Fabry, born in 1863, wrote this story for Christmas 1923. It tells a remarkable, beautiful story. The Story of the Christmas Bell As a heavy iron plate I was loaded onto a smokey cargo train in Westphalia that took me to Offenbach on Main. There, I was driven from the station … More Armistice Day: The Story of the Christmas Bell

My Dear Hugo!

After telling you a lot about my four-times-great-grandmother, Fanny, I’d like to talk about her husband, Hugo, who was born in 1830. He remarried after his wife passed away, I don’t know the exact date, but he was probably in his early 50s. His second wife was called Christine, and with her he had another … More My Dear Hugo!