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Fortune’s Hand – a novel of Walter Ralegh

  I knew nothing about Walter Ralegh, except the legends I'd been told at school; about how he lay down his cloak for Queen Elizabeth I. Was this legend true? Read more here on History Extra to find out. In his novel, Fortune's Hand, R N Morris treats us to a...

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Two books with #WW2 connections

Of Darkness and Light is an engaging mystery of art and artists set in WW2 Norway. Heidi Eljarbo has certainly given herself a challenge - to write two historical periods in one novel which flow seamlessly from one to another, but the narrative works well and the two...

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Morecambe Winter Gardens – a labour of love

Morecambe Winter Gardens – a labour of love

I've just been on a guided tour of Morecambe Winter Gardens. Its not the first time I've visited, but it is more than five years since my last visit. Morecambe Winter Gardens was a place of music hall entertainment, with a grand ballroom next door, and was designed to...

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The Victorian Sickroom – a guest post by Charlotte Betts

I'm delighted to welcome  Charlotte Betts to my blog today, with her lovely informative article on the Victorian sickroom. Charlotte Betts is a multi-award-winning author of romantic historical novels and draws inspiration from the stories of strong women at turning...

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