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By Alex I Askaroff 

 

For antique and vintage sewing machines

 

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 If you would like one of my books simply drop me a line: alexsussex@aol.com

 

From BkI
  Patches of heaven
A Perfect Day
Reviews

Spring had been a long time coming. The cold months of winter smothered any spring-like enthusiasm that I had, until today! A clear blue sky and a warm breeze heralded the new season in full force.

 From BkI
 Patches of Heaven
Kipling Country
Reviews

 

A Trip Through Kipling Country

 

From Bk II
Skylark Country
The Emerald Ring
Reviews

In the machine, near the needle bar I had found a superb and precious diamond and emerald 18-carat gold ring.

 From BkII
Skylark Country  
Ena, Wilf and the one-armed Machinist
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‘How in God’s name am I supposed to use that, you daft hap’eth’, it is a hand machine and as you may be aware, I have only got one arm’, she said waving it at him like he had never seen an arm before.

FromB k III
High Streets & Hedgerows
Nelly and her Daff's
Reviews

 

 

With Easter just around the corner the year was spinning out of control and Christmas was a distant blur. The bright, tough little daffodils were out and braving the high winds that were bashing England. Plants that had lain dormant in the cold soil and silently monitored the passing of winter, were awakening. When the time was right they would rush forward with a surge of energy. Like a young teenager with a rash of hormones.

From Bk III
High Streets & Hedgerows
  Storm Clouds
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“It will be another stormy day out at sea,” Bella announced in a statement-like fashion as I was leaning over her Singer 514. She was gazing out towards the coast with a lost look on her face. “Wouldn’t like to be a sailor today,” she added under her breath, shaking her head slightly, “No not today.”

 

From BkIII
High Streets & Hedgerows
Alfriston Guide
Reviews

 

I loved writing this all about the local ghosts of Alfriston. Take a trip with me around one of the most beautiful places on God's Earth.

From Bk IV

Tales from the Coast

Doll's Story
(Spies & Spitfires)
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Doll's true story is a long piece stretching from 1926 to 1949. It is simply superb.

“Doll, Doll, Dorothy! Wake up it’s time to go,” whispered her mum gently shaking her through the bed sheets. “We are going where the skylarks sing and the air smells of the sea, where dreams are made.

From BkIV
Tales from the Coast
 

 

Winter's End
Reviews

 

 

I took my tea and went to explore. I opened the front door and a warm wind greeted me like an old friend. I spent the next half an hour in my jim-jams slowly walking around the garden.

I was totally entranced by Mother Nature and was examining the outstretched petals of a yellow celandine when a voice flew over the gate. “See you haven’t lost your Christmas belly yet Alex!”

Instinctively I pulled in my stomach but that loosened my pyjama bottoms. I stopped, realising it would be far better to show my postman a fat belly than the family jewels!

 

 If you would like one of my books simply drop me a line:alexsussex@aol.com

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Fancy a good read: Ena Wilf  & The One-Armed Machinist

A brilliant slice of 1940's life: Spies & Spitfires


Alex's stories are now available to keep. Click on the picture for more information.

 

CONTACT: alexsussex@aol.com

Skylark Country