Bovey Belle

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Gender Female
Occupation Wife and mother
Location Carmarthen, Wales, United Kingdom
Introduction Wife and mother past sell-by date, with a passion for the past and learning, still living in a rambling old farmhouse in rural Wales and hoping to downsize to Herefordshire or the Welsh Marches when houses finally start selling again. House with attached Library needed! I love the countryside, and its social history. I make brilliant cakes and enjoy different crafts. I have thousands of books, and love to learn more about literary figures, including a passion for learning more about poet Edward Thomas.
Interests Countryside, walking, antiques, car boot sales, collecting books, reading, cooking, gardening, archaeology, history, literature, needlework.
Favorite Movies Gone With the Wind; Dr Zhivago; Tess of the D'Urbervilles; Carrie's War; the 13th Warrior.
Favorite Music Folk music generally; know all the words to my 60s favourites; Vaughan-Williams.
Favorite Books Where do I start?! Anything by Thomas Hardy with the exception of Jude the Obscure ("Tess" is my favourite); the novels of Phil Rickman, Jean M Auel and Diana Gabaldon; Literary biographies about Kilvert, Edward Thomas, Thomas Hardy, Dickens, and the Brontes etc.