Friday, 17 January 2020
A very long way from Rome - by Ruth Downie
If there’s a museum around, I’m usually to be found in the Roman section. But Roman sections are hard to come by in Hong Kong, where a rece...
Friday, 10 January 2020
Felicia Skene: writer & philanthropist by Janie Hampton
Felicia Skene, left, with her niece Zoe Thomson, wife of the Archbishop of York, and her brother William Forbes Skene, Historiographer Ro...
Friday, 3 January 2020
Matisse, Cinema and the French Riviera, by Carol Drinkwater
Sorry about the glare on the pictures' glass. I took these myself today while the sun was shining and I couldn't find an angle th...
Friday, 27 December 2019
Angelica Kauffman by Miranda Miller
My eighth novel, Angelica, Paintress of Minds, will be published by Barbican Press in June. to coincide with an exhibition of her work...
Friday, 13 December 2019
Shot at Dawn. By Judith Allnatt
Private Henry Burden, a Northumberland Fusilier, was shot at 4 a.m. on 21st July 1915 having been found guilty of desertion. He was just sev...
Friday, 6 December 2019
From Sinister to Sweet: The Strange Tale of the Nutcracker by Catherine Hokin
A deeply creepy inventor ‘uncle’, a seven-headed mouse, a little girl who tears her arm open on broken glass and a curse which traps fir...
Friday, 29 November 2019
Son et Lumiere - Ancient Portents by Elisabeth Storrs
To me a violent storm instils fascination and fear. After a long, sweltering day in Sydney, there is nothing quite as spectacular as a dis...
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