Righteous Medicine – Unholy Malice

A House Divided by Margaret Skea [I received an advanced reading copy of A House Divided in exchange for a fair review.] ‘I have eaten crushed orchid leaves, powdered fox’s lungs and crab’s eyes; drunk wolf oil and tincture of foxglove; been bled and leeched till I think I have little blood left; told to …

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A Thoughtful, Studious Man

A Fathers' Day Tribute John Lockhart Junior, February 1905- July 1987 (adapted and abridged from my family history book Tapestry) My father, John Lockhart Junior, was born in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, in 1905, the third son of John and Georgina Greenfield Lockhart. My grandfather had grown up in London but, with his parents, emigrated to the …

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Gone to London to see the Queen!

The Heart of Midlothian by Sir Walter Scott 'On the day when the unhappy Porteous was expected to suffer the sentence of the law, the place of execution, extensive as it is, was crowded almost to suffocation.' Edinburgh 1737: Captain John Porteous, King's officer, is confined in the Tolbooth prison for firing on a crowd …

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