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Destination…Warrington?

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Yes, I am writing a destination review for Warrington. Seriously. More specifically one very special part of Warrington…our museum.  I intend to convince to you by the end of this article that the next destination…

Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick

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Situated just off the main through road in Warwick, which many a person will walk or drive past each day, sits a wonderful little place. Passers-by often comment on what a pretty building it seems…

A Look at Retro Romance

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Recently, I have been ill. At my age, one takes full advantage! So what better to do than rest in bed and revisit one of my favorite time periods, the late 1970s through to the…

Who was the worst President?

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Having read an article by the BBC a few weeks back, I have been compelled to set a few records straight. The article basically said that James Buchanan was the worst President the United States…

Revealing York Minster

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York Minster is going through a renaissance – a big claim for a building that’s been on the go to close for 1400 years. With a £20m budget (including a £10.5 million grant from the…

Sneak Preview: All Along The River

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Pauline Conolly is an Australian writer, but a confirmed Anglophile. She and her partner Rob owned a holiday house by the River Thames near Marlow for many years, and walked the Thames Path from source to sea. ‘All…

In A Barbie World…A History

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Barbie has been a subject for many discussions. Ater all, she is something else. She has been blamed for the development of eating disorders and for holding back feminist development. Barbie is quite often seen…

A Few Moments With Nicola Cornick

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Originally from the North of England, Nicola resides in the Oxfordshire countryside. She is passionate about genealogy, reading and of course, period dramas. Since the publication of her first Regency romance by Harlequin Mills &…

Amy Johnson: Aviatrix Extraordinaire

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Amy Johnson is perhaps Britain’s most famous aviatrix. Her famous solo flight to Australia was only one of her many achievements during her flying career, which also saw her become the first ever fully-qualified female…

A la Ronde

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Franklin D. Roosevelt once said “happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort”. If this quote is anything to go by, Jane and Mary Parminter must have been extremely happy!…

Jane Austen’s Emma: A Girl For Today

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‘Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever and rich, with a comfortable home and a happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings in existence…’ If Emma herself, the snobbish, infuriating but still likeable heroine of…