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Read Regional: Wideopen, North Tyneside

I was North East bound again this week for my Read Regional author talk at Wideopen, Library in North Tyneside. Train to Newcastle (on which I started reading ‘The Bricks that Built the Houses’ by Kate Tempest, which I need to finish in time for Book Group the following evening) and then a short bus journey up the Great North Road. 450 more words

...She's a femme fatale

“Bowie has suggested his image on the cover was a parody of the work of Pre-Raphaelite artist Gabriel Rossetti. An obvious inference in this claim is that Bowie used a painting or sketch by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882) as his model, and certainly this is where numerous critics have attributed the inspiration for the parody, although none have pinpointed a specific work. 394 more words

On Cheyne Walk in the 1860s

The photographer James Hedderly lived in Chelsea in south-west London during the mid-nineteenth century. He was a friend and contemporary of the American painter James McNeill Whistler who had his home and studio there. 52 more words


How William Morris Printed Wallpaper

William Morris’s quintessential Victorian wallpaper patterns—lush, verdant, botanical—were printed using simple wood-block presses and a maximum of human craftsmanship. This was in accordance with the philosophy of the Arts and Crafts movement, which he founded, advocating workshops over and against factories. 40 more words

Nineteenth Century

With apologies to John Masefield

It’s #worldpoetryday

A poem from my cousin Gina to her father’s memory reminds me that I tried my hand at a few verses about the old time travellers… 394 more words

At home with William Morris

ARE you a fan of William Morris? The Pre-Raphaelites? The Arts and Crafts movement? If you are, this is a place for you: Red House in the London suburb of Bexleyheath. 726 more words

01 Paintings, of The amorous game, Part 9 - With Footnotes

William Holman Hunt, 1827–1910

The Awakening Conscience, c. 1853

Oil paint on canvas

762 x 559 mm


A gentleman has installed his mistress (known to be such because of her absence of a wedding ring) in a house for their meetings. 303 more words