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Blog 75 21/11/2018 Behind the Story: The Notebooks for “The Embroiderer”.

Posted on 18 November, 2018

Blog 75 21/11/2018 Behind the Story: The Notebooks for “The Embroiderer”.

Behind the Story: The Notebooks for “The Embroiderer”.   Every author has their own way of working, and each story may have its own unique style in the way it is approached. Some authors are plotters, others are pantsters. To date, I...

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Blog 74 19/11/2018 A LITERARY WORLD: Discover the New World of Roma Nova with Author, Alison Morton.

Posted on 18 November, 2018

Blog 74 19/11/2018 A LITERARY WORLD: Discover the New World of Roma Nova with Author, Alison Morton.

A LITERARY WORLD Discover the New World of Roma Nova with Author, Alison Morton. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to discover a new world, especially one that is set within the Europe we are familiar with and if circumstances were...

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BLOG 73 06/11/2018 Pierre Loti: The Ultimate Orientalist.

Posted on 6 November, 2018

BLOG 73 06/11/2018 Pierre Loti: The Ultimate Orientalist.

Pierre Loti: The Ultimate Orientalist. It is said that a picture says a thousand words. In the case of Pierre Loti, the opposite is true. It is his words that paint the romantic imagery of the oriental world in a way that few other authors have...

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Blog 72 22/10/2018 A LITERARY WORLD: WWII The Darkest Hour. An Interview with Marion Kummerow

Posted on 22 October, 2018

Blog 72 22/10/2018 A LITERARY WORLD: WWII The Darkest Hour. An Interview with Marion Kummerow

A LITERARY WORLD: WWII The Darkest Hour. An Interview with Marion Kummerow Ten bestselling historical fiction authors have come together to give you a glimpse of the invisible side of WWII – the Resistance. ***All proceeds will be donated to the...

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BLOG 71 14/10/2018 A LITERARY WORLD: WWII The Darkest Hour. An Interview with Mary D. Brooks

Posted on 14 October, 2018

BLOG 71 14/10/2018 A LITERARY WORLD: WWII The Darkest Hour. An Interview with Mary D. Brooks

A LITERARY WORLD: WWII The Darkest Hour. An Interview with Mary D. Brooks Ten bestselling historical fiction authors have come together to give you a glimpse of the invisible side of WWII – the Resistance. Royalties from this book will be donated...

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Blog 70 09/10/2018. A Shared Heritage: Carpet Weaving in Turkey and Greece.

Posted on 9 October, 2018

Blog 70 09/10/2018. A Shared Heritage: Carpet Weaving in Turkey and Greece.

A Shared Heritage: Carpet Weaving in Turkey and Greece. When I purchased an upright Turkish carpet loom in Athens in the nineteen-seventies, I was aware that I was following in the footsteps of a tradition that had been handed down from generation...

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Blog 69 15/09/2018 Strolling through Athens: The Tower of the Winds.

Posted on 15 September, 2018

Blog 69 15/09/2018 Strolling through Athens: The Tower of the Winds.

Strolling through Athens: The Tower of the Winds. One of my greatest loves is to walk through antiquity when there’s hardly anyone about, which usually means siesta time or the early hours of the morning in the Mediterranean. It doesn’t matter...

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Blog 68 01/09/2018 A LITERARY WORLD: WWII The Darkest Hour. An Interview with John R. McKay

Posted on 2 September, 2018

Blog 68 01/09/2018 A LITERARY WORLD: WWII The Darkest Hour. An Interview with John R. McKay

A LITERARY WORLD: WWII The Darkest Hour. An Interview with John R. McKay Ten bestselling historical fiction authors have come together to give you a glimpse of the invisible side of WWII – the Resistance. Royalties from this book will be donated...

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Blog 67 25/04/2017 Artemisia Gentileschi: Libertine and Painter of the Italian Baroque.

Posted on 25 April, 2018

Blog 67 25/04/2017 Artemisia Gentileschi:  Libertine and Painter of the Italian Baroque.

Artemisia Gentileschi:  Libertine and Painter of the Italian Baroque. In 1916 the Italian art critic, Roberto Longhi, described Artemisia Gentileschi as “the only woman in Italy who ever knew about painting, colouring, drawing, and other...

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Blog 66: 17/04/2018 The Renaissance Artist, Sofonisba Anguissola: A Successful Woman in a Man’s World.

Posted on 17 April, 2018

Blog 66: 17/04/2018 The Renaissance Artist, Sofonisba Anguissola: A Successful Woman in a Man’s World.

The Renaissance Artist, Sofonisba Anguissola: A Successful Woman in a Man’s World. As someone who has spent their working life in the arts, many people ask which is my favourite era. It’s a hard question to answer because they are all constitute an...

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