Cathy Ryan

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Whitby Abbey Ruins #Photography Yorkshire

<b>The impressive ruins of Whitby Abbey are perched on a headland overlooking the town of Whitby and the North Sea, and are said to have been the</b> …


Bryndza strikes new series deal with Sphere

Robert Bryndza is publishing a new crime fiction series with Sphere.<p>Amy Tannenbaum of the Jane Rotrosen Agency agreed a "major" three-book deal for …

It's no mystery that crime is the biggest-selling genre in books

It has happened at last! Finally, the literary world is a meritocracy! Crime fiction – which I first became aware of as the Best Genre Ever when I read my first Enid Blyton mystery at six years old – is now officially the UK’s bestselling genre. Nielsen Bookscan data at the London book fair has …


Hachette scoops four of six CrimeFest awards

Hachette managed a virtual clean sweep at the 10th annual CrimeFest awards, taking four of the six categories, with YA writer Patrice Lawrence and …


Top Reads 2017

<b>I can’t believe it’s that time again! And yet again, the choice wasn’t easy. It’s been a good reading/listening year with lots of fabulous books, and</b> …


City of the Lost (Casey Duncan Series #1)

Overview<p>City of the Lost (Casey Duncan Series #1) by Kelley Armstrong<p>Casey Duncan is a homicide detective with a secret: when she was in college, she …


Swan delight ... Photo by Paul Martens — National Geographic Your Shot


#WordlessWednesday ~ A Sunny, Blustery Day on Llanddwyn Island #Photography

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Industry on The Holy Island of Lindisfarne #Photography

<b>I would never have associated the Holy Island of Lindisfarne with industry, but in the 19th century an existing site was developed and lime kilns,</b> …

#WordlessWednesday ~ St Andrews’ Castle & Some of the Displays #Photography

A Sunny Day Hike up the hill to Castell Dinas Bran (or Crow Castle in English) #Photography

<b>A couple of months ago we attempted the very steep climb up to the ruined castle. Dinas Bran towers above Llangollen and the Dee Valley in a</b> …

Reaching the Top of the world (or so it seemed) ~ Dinas Bran #Photography

<b>I made it. Hubs excused himself three quarters of the way up. Apparently Finn needed a rest!?</b><p><b>After the hike to the base of the hill the path winds</b> …

#ThrowbackThursday ~ Beltane by Alys West. An #UrbanFantasy Romance set in Glastonbury @AlysWestYork

<b>Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favourites, as well as books that were published over a year ago. Not to mention</b> <b>those</b> …

#WordlessWednesday ~ Balloch Country Park #Scotland #Photography


51 Weeks: 51 Songs From The Past: Week 47: Pentatonix – Hallelujah

Ladies and gentlemen, please give a warm welcome to Donna Connolly from Retirement Reflections who, this week, is in charge of Hugh’s music time …


A Day at the UK #Wolf Conservation Trust #Photography

<b>From very small beginnings the UK Wolf Conservation Trust was formed. Passionate about animals and after a visit to Alaska, Roger Palmer acquired his</b> …


51 Weeks: 51 Songs From The Past: Week 44: Genesis – Follow You, Follow Me

Did you all enjoy the party onboard the music time machine last week? I had to empty the vacuum cleaner three times, not to mention all those glasses …

The Historic City of #Stirling #Photography #MondayBlogs

<b>The approach to Stirling is impressive with this incredible view of Stirling Castle (more of the castle in a future post) perched on top of the</b> …

What To Do Now WordPress Have Deleted The ‘Press This’ Sharing Button

• Blogs I Follow: The Blogs I Follow Widget is an automated way to add a blogroll of sites that you follow via the Reader.<br>• Comment Reply …

51 Weeks: 51 Songs From The Past: Week 43: Kylie Minogue – Better The Devil You Know 🎃

It’s party time on Hugh’s music time machine this week. We’re also a day early because it’s Halloween! I always enjoy a party, especially when it’s …

When The Clocks Go Back

Old Tom watched the clock. At two in the morning, they always came back to haunt him, but only on this day of the year when he’d forgotten to put his …

The week in wildlife - in pictures

Vaquita, Fynbos flowers and the world’s only alpine parrot are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world


#WordlessWednesday ~ Wandering Around Ruthin #Photography #Wales


The Great Orme #Photography #Wales


Plas Mawr ~ #Historic House in Conwy #Elizabethan #Photography #Ghosts

<b>I hadn’t gone out with the intention of taking photographs, so didn’t have my camera. This was too good an opportunity to miss though, so out came</b> …

#WordlessWednesday ~ Valle Crucis ~ Another Abbey to fall foul of Henry VIII #Photography

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St Tudno’s #Church #Photography #SundayBlogShare ~ Exploring the Great Orme

<b>While we were exploring the Great Orme the other week we found St Tudno’s. A lovely little church with fantastic views. There’s been a place of</b> …

#SilentSunday ~ Scottish Scenery #Photography #SundayBlogShare

#WordlessWednesday ~ Loch Lomond #Photography #Scotland

Luss ~ Lovely Village on the Shores of Loch Lomond #Photography #Scotland

<b>Luss is a lovely little conservation village on the west coast of Loch Lomond, within the Trossachs National Park. It was used for exterior filming</b> …