Author Archives: Patrick Miles

About Patrick Miles

I am a writer who specialises in Anton Chekhov and is writing a biography of George Calderon.

Calderonia Has Moved

The Calderonia blogsite has moved from this current address, to patrickmiles.co.uk/calderonia. For the latest updates, please go there. The calderonia.org address will redirect to the new site, but some browsers may have that cached as still directing here, for a week or … Continue reading

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Watch this Space

Calderonia is an experiment in biography through a blog. It tells the story of George and Kittie Calderon’s lives from 30 July 1914 to 30 July 1915 from day to day as it happened, but exactly 100 years afterwards. It therefore … Continue reading

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Watch this Space

23/3/16. I have now revised 92% of the typescript of my book. I shall tackle the last two chapters, which cover Kittie’s life 1915-50, after Easter. One reason for leaving them till then is that there are two pieces of … Continue reading

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Watch this Space 9 March 2016

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Watch this Space 17 February 2016

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30 July 1915: ‘Ends’

It does not seem exactly a year since the small boys Jack and Roly Pym ran across from their holiday home at Seaview on the Isle of Wight to greet George Calderon, a kind of uncle to them, who had … Continue reading

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29 July 1915

29th July, 1915. The Military Secretary presents his compliments to Mrs Calderon, and begs to thank her for her letter of July 26th, and to inform her that a form of enquiry on behalf of her husband will be sent … Continue reading

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