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Sneak Peek: The Rebel Queen

The Rebel Queen by Michelle Moran

Alternative Title: The Last Queen of India

Genre: Historical Fiction

Pages: 368

Publisher: Touchstone

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Acting the Fool - the Goldsmith's Apprentice

The other area of research for ‘The Noble Fool’ was touchstones.

I had been keen to look at the character of Touchstone, the fool in the play, and early in my research, I discovered that Shakespeare wrote the character for a new member of his company called Robert Armin, who had originally been an Apprentice Goldsmith. 223 more words


Touchstones and streak testing

I realised I hadn’t written about this method of knowing what purity of metal you have, despite how important it is in gold and silversmithing, and of course it is relevant to alchemy because it is a simple way of checking if you have made true gold or not. 624 more words


Looking to put something back? : Five fab organisations seeking volunteers

We’re very proud of our deep-rooted ethos of giving back to our local communities and of supporting some powerful campaigns with organisations including The Prince’s Trust. 443 more words

Bayford Foundation

How I Use Twitter

Still on the fence whether you should sign up? Or resurrect your account (because when you tried using Twitter, it was just too much to bother investing time in)? 229 more words


Exciting Start to 2015 for Recovery Service

It’s been an exciting but fast-paced start to 2015, For those of us in Rehabilitation and Recovery Services over at Asket Croft/House.

As you may remember from our… 691 more words

Sharing Your Experience & Views

Richard Nixon: Alone in the White House - Richard Reeves

President Nixon: Alone in the White House by Richard Reeves

A huge, exhaustive look at Nixon’s first term of office, Reeves’ book is a compelling day-by-day look at the making and unmaking of a presidency, often at the same time. 916 more words