ABOUT

Since I can first remember, my nose has been stuck in a book. I grew up on a small dairy farm at the eastern edge of Yorkshire where the Wolds meet the North Sea. Sandra Danby At the age of four I was making magazines full of my own stories. I devoured everything from the Famous Five and Secret Seven to Swallows and Amazons, from Little Women to George Orwell and Mary Stewart. And I carried on reading….

60 thoughts on “ABOUT

  1. ephemeralcas

    Anyone with a picture of Lady Chatterly’s Lover on their blog gets a follow from me. 😉 I am thoroughly obsessed with D.H. Lawrence.

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  2. Global Residence

    Dear Sandra,
    Many many thanks for passing by my site.
    Am happy to pass by to meet a like minded person and intend to drop by your site from time to time,
    Should you need further info on travelling in Bosnia, do let me know and I will try my best to provide.
    Warmest regards and best wishes.

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  3. sf

    Thanks for visitin’ my blog. I love Penguin Classics as well and really look out for ’em at book sales. Very cool header picture you have – totally shows your love of books!

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  4. rosiestaal

    What an absolutely wonderful blog. I am so glad to have found it and shall enjoy revisiting from time to time – obviously when I should be writing . . .
    I haven’t looked yet to see if you’ve blogged about displacement activities employed by writers.

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  5. Gretchen O'Donnell

    I love that you grew up reading Swallows and Amazons! I did too, but that’s rare in the United States. My grandparents were Scottish so that’s how I knew about them. I was in London last week and was so excited to see them on book shelves!

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  6. Karin Van den Bergh

    Hi Sandra, I’ve been redirected here by Andrea Stephenson (Harvesting Hecate). Lovely bio. I’ll take some time to check out your blog. Like “Freshly Pressed” 😉

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    1. sandradan1 Post author

      No I’m not adopted but have friends who are, one particular friend is a retired adoption counsellor handling reunions. I have always been interested in identity, what makes us ‘us’, and how we change and mature over the years. SD

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  7. steven1111

    Greetings friend! I’d like to thank you for commenting, liking or following my blog. As such I want to nominate you for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award. Please go to this site: http://gardeningingreenwood.wordpress.com/2013/12/30/the-dragons-loyalty-award/ to read the rules and decide if you want to accept it or not. It’s your choice and I hope you will, but it’s up to you. Mostly I want you to know that I appreciate your loyalty to me and my writing. Thank you so much!
    Steve

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    1. sandradan1 Post author

      Thanks so much Steven, it’s great to be nominated for reading blogs! I love reading about gardening and nature. I will pass on the blogging love to my readers, as I too have many loyal followers. SD

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  8. Sarah Miles

    I clicked here to comment about your header too! I just love it, the way it’s taped and battered but loved. I found a 1960 edition in a book shop a few months ago and I was so thrilled. Actually I referred to a page number in a recent piece of flash fiction – just beautiful.

    Anyway, lovely to find your blog from your comment on mine!

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  9. Jayde-Ashe

    Hi! You sound very similar to me 🙂 I absolutely adore your header picture of Lady Chatterley’s Lover, is it your own picture? What an incredible looking book! So much history 🙂

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    1. sandradan1 Post author

      The book was actually my mother’s which she daringly bought under the counter in a brown paper bag. The obscenity trial was in 1960, the year I was born, and aptly one of the witnesses for the defence [Penguin Books] was Richard Hoggart who would later be my English tutor at Goldsmiths College, University of London. So this book is very symbolic for me.

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