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Nancy Wake: WWII Woman, Socialite, French Resistance Leader, Spy, British Special Ops Officer

Nancy Wake: WWII Woman, Socialite, French Resistance Leader, Spy, British Special Ops Officer by C.K. Thomas When the Nazis invaded France in WWII, Nancy Wake and her husband, wealthy French Industrialist Henri Fiocca, lived in Marseille. Actor Cate Blanchett played … Continue reading

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The Legend of Betty Zane (1766? – 1831?)

The Legend of Betty Zane (1766? – 1831?) by C.K. Thomas Author Zane Grey, a descendant of West Virginia frontier woman Betty Zane, wrote a novel about her in 1903.* However, the legend of Betty Zane first appeared in print … Continue reading

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Unexpected Rewards

Unexpected Rewards by C.K. Thomas “No way,” I thought, “Not in a million years will I have any kind of surgery, and especially not elective surgery.” The day has passed when a bum knee gave no promise of getting better … Continue reading

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A Woman in Men’s Clothing

A Woman in Men’s Clothing Flora Quick aka Flora Mundis aka Tom King aka China Dot by C.K. Thomas China Dot couldn’t possibly have committed all the crimes attributed to her by overzealous news reporters of her day. Born Flora … Continue reading

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Forgotten Places

Forgotten Places by C.K. Thomas Did you ever have an idea for a writing project that didn’t gel for many years? I did. I do. It’s still a foggy idea, but recently I was thinking, What if? What if I … Continue reading

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The First Female Detective in the Union: Kate Warne

The First Female Detective in the Unions: Kate Warne C.K. Thomas Answering an ad for a detective in 1856, Kate Warne walked into the Chicago offices of Allan Pinkerton. He assumed she wanted a clerical job, but she soon convinced … Continue reading

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A Leap of Faith

A Leap of Faith by C. K. Thomas A dove has made her nest under the eve of our back porch, a situation I’m sure Jan Karon would find delightful. I read Karon’s books to enjoy and learn from her … Continue reading

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