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    Fashion and Fairytales – Dawnay and Dior

    April 21, 2019
    Working for Christian Dior by Jean Dawnay

    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 but packed with fabulous anecdotes and amazing photos, is the true tale of a girl who became a Dior model, and a household name, in the 1950s. I absolutely loved it and swallowed it whole. Jean Dawnay starts off by upping sticks and setting off to…

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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
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    Viola vs. Michaelangelo

    Off we went yesterday to the revamped Royal Academy, looking very splendid with its new loos under the freshly carved out arches under the main stairs. Fabulous to have enough loos to go round…

    February 19, 2019
  • Two Pigeons, Royal Opera House
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    Bill and Coo at Two Pigeons

    If you’re looking for something lovely and romantic to do for Valentine’s Day, then Frederick Ashton’s Two Pigeons at the Royal Opera House is for you. It’s a gorgeous, short ballet and, unlike some…

    February 11, 2019
  • Agricola's Bane, Nancy Jardine
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    Meet the Author – Nancy Jardine

    It’s a great pleasure to introduce author Nancy Jardine to you today. She writes contemporary mysteries, historical fiction and time-travel historical adventure. Her current historical focus is an intriguing area of pre-history, Roman Scotland.…

    November 15, 2018