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    Beautiful in the Morning Review

    November 18, 2019

    I’ve done so many fun things recently that I almost don’t know where to start… but seeing Flavia Casa’s first feature film, Beautiful in the Morning, has to count as a highlight. The storyline is not entirely new: a gawky adolescent girl, Marielle, is stretching her wings, testing her powers as a woman for the first time, and trying to find a place in her dislocated family. However, there are fresh elements which made the film very watchable. In this…

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    Freudian Slips at the Royal Academy

    I was a little wary when asked to go and see the Lucien Freud self portraits exhibition at the Royal Academy. I am off privileged white middle-class males at the moment, and Freud is…

    November 4, 2019
  • Finding Nina: Sue Barnard
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    Meet the Author – Sue Barnard

    It’s wonderful to have fellow author and editor Sue Barnard on my blog today. Sue is a very talented writer with five novels to her name. Here she is introducing her sixth book: Hello…

    May 28, 2019
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    Van Gogh and Friends

    Bit of a hoo-ha with our attempt to see the Van Gogh and Britain exhibition at the Tate – we decided to meet outside the gallery but, when it came to it, three of…

    May 16, 2019
  • Working for Christian Dior by Jean Dawnay
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    Fashion and Fairytales – Dawnay and Dior

    After my review for Dior: Exhibition of Dreams it was lovely to be asked to review a gorgeous little book, Working for Christian Dior, by Jean Dawnay. This little story, only fifty or so pages long…

    April 21, 2019
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    Meet the Author – Isabella May

    I have a particularly delicious treat on the blog today as bestselling author Isabella May is here to introduce her new novel, The Ice Cream Parlour. Set in Capri and Bath, it’s a lip-smacking,…

    April 6, 2019
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    Dior: Exhibition of Dreams

    IT was such a joy to go to the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition. I’ve had flu, on and off, since Christmas, Brexit has been unravelling, I’ve been in…

    March 17, 2019
  • Wilful Ink Chameleon
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    Karma Chameleon

    Having edited an interior design website for quite a few years, I’ve always got my eye out for interesting homewares. But not as far out as these little chappies:   Aren’t they gorgeous? I…

    March 12, 2019
  • Caroline Criado Perez: Invisible Women
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    Danger: Men at Work

    If you’re a woman, there’s a risk that reading this blog post, or the original article that inspired it, by Caroline Criado Perez in The Guardian, will make your blood pressure rise dangerously. You…

    February 25, 2019