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Inspired by Georgian London

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Debra Daley is a longtime 18th-century obsessionalist. She talks about how she brought Georgian London to life in her new novel Turning the Stones. If such a thing as a past life exists, I think I…

Exclusive! Shakespeare & The Dragonfly

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It’s not every day that an undiscovered portrait of William Shakespeare is brought to your attention.  But having spent many an hour scrutinising images of Shakespeare for my book, Who Killed William Shakespeare? (The History Press, 2013)…

HISTORIC HOUSES AS INSPIRATION

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Readers have asked whether Graylings, the country seat that Oliver Farraday, one of the main characters in my new novel, owns and dearly loves, was based on a particular National Trust property. I have to admit…

Exclusive: Trowelblazers Interview

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Trowelblazers is a new tumblr website dedicated to celebrating the lives of female archaeologists, paleontologists and geologists. These women have been doing awesome work for far longer and in far greater numbers than most people realise….

Odd Jobs At The National Trust

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Sarah Merriman, Visitor Experience Manager at Wimpole Estate, has done all sorts of things in the 8 years she’s worked for the National Trust. Here she shares 10 weird and wonderful things she’s learnt how…

It’s Archaeology… In YOUR hands!

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Polly Heffer, archaeology graduate and DigVentures intern, describes why crowd-funding is a new and exciting future for archaeology – and how DigVentures is leading the way… A new way to fund archaeology is here. Crowd-funding is a way to…