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LIBBY'S BOOK CLUB: Queen Victoria

Welcome to the first in a series I’ll call “Libby’s Book Club.” (Hence the title of this post.) It will be just like a regular book club except for these things: We won’t get together except online; I will probably do most of the talking; I will occasionally (or even regularly) promote my own books. 518 more words


My parents in-law came this weekend and we headed over to Claremont which isn’t too far from us. We couldn’t walk around the house as it’s now been turned into a school but the gardens are owned by The National Trust. 185 more words


The Flashman Papers 1856-1858: 'Flashman in the Great Game'

Flashman in the Great Game is taken from the Fifth Packet of the Flashman Papers and, as both the title, and its historical proximity to the previous volume would indicate, concerns Flashman’s involvement in the Indian Mutiny. 3,989 more words


More On The Famine Sitcom

Recently, I found out that the proposed Channel 4 ‘Famine Sitcom’ which caused so much controversy in January 2015 has been quietly shelved. At the time, I stated my position quite clearly. 391 more words

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Arguably one of the most famous buildings in the UK, Balmoral (and it’s 50,000 acre Estate in the Scottish Highlands) has been the private residence of the British Royal Family ever since it was purchased by Queen Victoria in 1848.

© Mark Simms Photography (2016)


TV Review: Victoria (mid-series)

TV Review: Victoria (mid-series)

Aired: 28th August 2016 – Present

Written by: Daisy Goodwin

Starring: Jenna Coleman, Tom Hughes, Rufus Sewell, Catherine Flemming, Daniela Holtz… 387 more words