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The Passion of Mary Lawrance

You never know what’s going to arrive when you  order unknown books at the British Library.  On this occasion I was in for a surprise and needed a trolley to take them to my desk in the British Library. I’d … Continue reading

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Ethelind Fearon: “doyenne of the lazy approach”

I’m always amazed by how easy it is for people who are well-known in their lifetimes to disappear completely from public view soon after their death.   One of the things I like doing on the blog is bringing some … Continue reading

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The First Albert Memorial

Everyone knows about the grand memorial to Prince Albert in Kensington Gardens opposite the Royal Albert Hall, and on the edge of what was once called Albertopolis, but recently I went to see a less pretentious local memorial which was … Continue reading

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Kingston Lacy

I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many daffodils in flower.  Wordsworth would have been in heaven if he’d seen them. In fact if it wasn’t for the fact they’re growing in open woodland I’m sure the yellow would have … Continue reading

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A Civilized Wilderness

Which English landscape garden is this?  Some lesser known Capability Brown site? Or perhaps one by one of his contemporaries?  Off the beaten track somewhere or just a hidden corner of a better known one?   Wherever you’ve guessed I … Continue reading

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