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This is not Anne Boleyn

(re-blogged from Lissa Bryan’s guest post on The History Geeks, in response to this article)

This “new portrait of Anne Boleyn” has been making the rounds in social media, and now is being publicized in several news articles. 868 more words

Lunch at the Cloister Coffee House

I’ve been wanting to get back to the Cloister Coffee House for some time. It’s two years since I first went following the café’s takeover by Lawrence Hartley of the acclaimed restaurant, Brula ( 507 more words

Places To Eat

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or ‘How what you read in your teens can scar you for life…’

Last week, with the girls still at home for Easter, we found ourselves in need of some new books – as you do… 600 more words


A Little Giveaway (and I'm *not* fooling!!!)

Yes, despite it being April Fool’s Day today, this is a real giveaway! I’ve been trying to clear the decks a little here, as there have been incoming books despite my best efforts; and I need to be honest with myself about whether I’ll ever read a book again and whether I therefore need to keep it! 190 more words

Artificial Stone 2: Eleanor's enterprise

Monty Don has done it again.  A couple of months ago I wrote a post about scything and lawns and he then immediately demonstrated how to do it on… 2,557 more words

An Uncanny Element of the Unknown

The theme of settings for books has unveiled a treasure trove of responses. Here’s one you’ll really enjoy, from new author Maria Mellins who has chosen an island. 887 more words


March 7, 1809: Cogito Airgonaut

Jean-Pierre Blanchard, the noted 18th century “Airgonaut,” made his first successful balloon flight in Paris back  in 1784, in a hydrogen gas balloon launched from the Champ de Mars. 275 more words

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