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Hopeful Romantic

At one point, nearly…Christ, a decade ago, now, I attempted to write memoirs.

(Good god I’ve been a manifested ghost a long time.)

Initially, my host and I accumulated about 450 single-spaced pages, divided into sections regarding my childhood before I arrived in London, my young adult-hood as I approached marriage, my newly-wed years, and my years as a father. 749 more words

Family And Friends

New publication: Walking the City in Charlotte Brontë’s Villette, Journal of Victorian Culture

My article “‘A still ecstasy of freedom and enjoyment’: Walking the city in Charlotte Brontë’s Villette” has been published online  in the Journal of Victorian Culture… 307 more words


10 of the most memorable (and historic) views of London – 9. High level views from Tower Bridge...

Another view which owes its existence to the Victorians is that from the walkways adjoining the twin towers of the iconic Tower Bridge.

Built between 1886 and 1894, the bridge, the most sophisticated bascule bridge then in existence, was designed with two open-to-the-elements high level walkways, located 42 metres above the Thames, which enabled pedestrians to cross the bridge even when it was raised. 244 more words


Facts of Life

WARNING: Charlotte tries to keep it clean while telling Millie the Facts of Life.

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Review: North and South (By Elizabeth Gaskell)

North and South is a classic novel written by Elizabeth Gaskell, who also happened to be best friends with Charlotte Brontë, the author of Jane Eyre… 794 more words



Charlotte tries to do grown-up things and the children are having none of it.

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