About Sheila Crosby

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January 23, 2015

This site is all about the beautiful island of La Palma, in the Canary Islands. I came here with a six-month contract to work at the observatory, fell in love with the place, and stayed. It’s been twenty years so far, and I still feel smug every time I see a plane leaving. Because I get to stay. So when I got made redundant from my job at the observatory,…

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The Seer’s Stone

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January 20, 2015

Twelve adventures for children under La Palma’s amazing starry sky. by Sheila Crosby (Children’s fiction, paperback, 148 pages, A5) Take a journey through La Palma’s turbulent past, into its present and out into the exciting future. Chedey will tell you how his world collapsed when the Spanish conquered the Island in 1493, Althay will explain what happened when the volcano erupted, Daida shares her visit from an extraterrestrial and Leyre…

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The Dodo Dragon and other stories

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January 20, 2015

“The Dodo Dragon and other stories” (Science Fiction). Nine quirky SF stories from the off-beat imagination of Sheila Crosby. Chose from .mobi (for Kindle) .ePub (for iPad, Sony reader etc.) or .PDF for almost anything. Due to the changes in EU sales tax, this book is currently only available from Amazon. Amazon.co.uk Amazon.comand  Amazon.es If you want a format other than .mobi, send me an email and I’ll see what I can…

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A Breathtaking Window on the Universe

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January 20, 2015

Table of Contents for the Second Edition of “A Breathtaking Window on the Universe: a guide to the observatory at the Roque de los Muchachos”. Any words in bold are explained in the glossary. The second edition of “A Breathtaking Window on the Universe” is now on sale, price 17€ from shops or 15€ + P&P from this site. To continue reading, click here to buy the book.

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BOOKS in English

January 18, 2015

A Breathtaking Window on the Universe: A guide to the observatory at the Roque de los Muchachos SECOND EDITION” (Non-Fiction).   by Sheila M. Crosby Paperback, 164 pages A5 (16 more than the first edition) Welcome to the Roque de Los Muchachos, where 16 telescopes from 19 nations use the best night sky in Europe to explore the cosmos. Find out what it’s like to work in this strange world…

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The Dodo Dragon and other stories.

I am the last and I am lonely. Last night I saw three of the large moons hanging together, with the sea sparkling and dancing below. It gave me no pleasure. There was no-one to share it. # For a full year before my first mating, the males gave me no peace. I miss them now. They thronged the air round me, begging me to fly with them, until the…

December 17, 2014
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