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    Charles I Exhibition – a Nose (and head) Out of Joint

    April 3, 2018

      I popped along to the Royal Academy’s Charles I, King and Collector exhibition with an old friend I hadn’t seen for years, thinking we’d be in and out in an hour and have time for a lengthy catch-up over tea in the cafe. But no, almost two hours in, my friend had to leave and I staggered on alone, through great halls of tapestries and sculptures. Foolishly, I’d no idea that Charles I had such ambition as a collector.…

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    Cadbury’s to the Rescue

    Sponsored post Some anxious moments during the recent snowfall as both Child 1 and Child 2 found it very hard to get to uni lectures, though surprisingly parties, clubbing and the odd drinkie in…

    March 15, 2018
  • Blog Reviews

    Between the Lines

    Went to the Gursky exhibition at the reopened Hayward Gallery last weekend, with a very interesting lecture beforehand. I blush to admit I knew virtually nothing about the German photographer before going along, even…

    March 6, 2018
  • Reviews

    Resort to Murder

    I have a confession to make. This is supposed to be an unbiased review of Resort to Murder but, with this author, I’m not capable of such a thing. I love TP Fielden’s work.…

    February 20, 2018
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    Meet the Author – Isabella May

    I’m really pleased to be welcoming the very talented writer Isabella May back to my blog today, as part of my Meet the Author series. You may remember Isabella popped in last year to…

    February 10, 2018
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    Meet the Author – Sue Roebuck

    Today I’m introducing my lovely friend and author Sue Roebuck to you all. I’m dying for Sue’s new book, Forest Dancer, to come out, as I’ve fallen totally in love with the cover. From…

    February 1, 2018
  • Reviews

    Meet the Author – Val Penny

    I’m very pleased to introduce my friend, the author Val Penny, to you all today. Val’s first book is coming out on 2nd February so I’m really glad to be giving you a sneak…

    January 30, 2018
  • Writing

    Cocktails with the Courtaulds

    I’ve always loved poking around stately homes at weekends and now I’m also always on the lookout for potential locations for grisly scenes in my London Murder Mystery Series, so it was great fun…

    January 16, 2018
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    Meet the Author – Lizzie Chantree

    A big hello to my featured author today, Lizzie Chantree. Lizzie is a fully-fledged entrepreneur as well as a successful novelist with four books to her name already. Lizzie is kicking off with 5…

    January 10, 2018