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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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Blog 65 07/07/2018 Marchesa Luisa Casati Stampa di Soncino: A Living Work of Art.

Posted on 7 April, 2018

Blog 65 07/07/2018 Marchesa Luisa Casati Stampa di Soncino: A Living Work of Art.

Marchesa Luisa Casati Stampa di Soncino: A Living Work of Art. The art world abounds with eccentrics: indeed, it thrives on them, even more so if they have lots of money to splash around. The Marchesa Luisa Adele Rosa Maria Casati Stampa di Soncino...

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Blog 64 23/03/2018 Women of the Greek War of Independence: Manto Mavrogenous and Moscho Tzavela

Posted on 22 March, 2018

Blog 64 23/03/2018  Women of the Greek War of Independence: Manto Mavrogenous and Moscho Tzavela

Women of the Greek War of Independence. Manto Mavrogenous and Moscho Tzavela   Women played a huge role in the decades leading up to and during, The Greek War of Independence in 1821, and their heroism is highly regarded in Greece. At the time,...

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Blog 63 10/03/2018 Perfect Figures: The Life-like Mannequin

Posted on 10 March, 2018

Blog 63 10/03/2018 Perfect Figures: The Life-like Mannequin

Perfect Figures: The Life-like Mannequin The evolution of the mannequin probably dates back to the 15th c when they were used by milliners to show their customers how head-dresses and hats looked. At first they were made of wood but during the 18th...

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Blog 62 18/12/2017 Ancient Greece: The Golden Age of the Banquet.

Posted on 17 December, 2017

Blog 62 18/12/2017 Ancient Greece: The Golden Age of the Banquet.

Ancient Greece: The Golden Age of the Banquet. As it’s that time of year when we splash out on food and entertaining, usually to later regret our excesses, I thought I would look at feasting in ancient Greece and the golden age of the banquet which...

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