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Charlecote Park

It has been a long time since my last blog post and having left Cardiff and moved to Birmingham which is closer to considerably more historical houses, I have had the opportunity to visit a number of places in the last few months, the latest being Charlecote Park in Warwickshire. 931 more words


The Trip

WARNING: Well, it’s a Charlotte story so watch out for anything adult.

Missed the rest of Charlotte’s adventures? See the Weekly Serial page for a complete list. 1,088 more words


Bleak House - Charles Dickens

ISBN: I 85326 082 7
Dickens, Charles. Bleak House. Hertfordshire: Wordsworth Editions Limited, 1993.

1. Fog everywhere. Fog up the river, where it flows among green aits and meadows; fog down the river, where it rolls defiled among the tiers of shipping and the waterside pollutions of a great (and dirty) city. 2,733 more words


The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde

ISBN: 978-0-140-62033-7
Wilde, Oscar. The Picture of Dorian Gray. Croydon: Penguin Popular Classics, 1994.

1. Every portrait that is pained with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not the sitter. 1,913 more words


At the Pharmacy Blanc: 1875

Most people know from experience how long it takes to get a prescription put up at an apothecary’s shop when the occasion is pressing, but deliberate as are the clerks of pharmacists on this side of the water, they must yield the palm to their French brethren. 977 more words

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Hugh Latimer, or The School Boys’ Friendship (1828)

I’ve wanted to read this extremely rare novel by Susannah Strickland for years, so you can imagine my excitement when I recently discovered a readable grainy microfiche version. 1,253 more words

19th Century

"Whisht! Lads": The Lambton Worm, Medievalism(s) and Radical Jack the Earl of Durham (Public lecture, 5th October)

Many people in the North East will have heard of the Lambton Worm through the popular folk song, but the different ways in which the story has been presented over the years tells us much about social and local history. 443 more words

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