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Jane Austen and Food, by Maggie Lane – A Review

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Review by Sarah Emsley

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Jane Austen’s England by Roy & Lesley Adkins

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A review by Shelley DeWees

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A Jane Austen Daydream: A Review

A sneak preview of the cover for A Jane Austen Daydream

a review of Scott D. Southard’s newest novel

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The Choker Necklace

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Accenting royal necklines for centuries…

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Josiah Spode & Sons: Founders of the Spode Dynasty

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Inventors of English Bone China

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The Elegance of the Breakfast Set

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The birth of English Bone China

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Scholarly looks at Trafalgar and Waterloo

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Trafalgar : The Biography of a Battle by Roy Adkins Truly a biography of this battle – a pivotal event in European history. This seems to be the same book as the American Published one entitled “Trafalgar, a battle which changed the world” – which seems a much overblown title. I liked the “Biography of […]

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Create a Pineapple Centrepiece

Pineapples, notoriously fickle and difficult to grow, have long been a symbol of hospitality and extravagance–in fact, Georgian confectioners were known to have rented pineapples by the day, to less wealthy customers, before selling them to be eaten by their more well-to-do clientele. The same pineapple might show up on several tables before finally being […]

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Kensington Gardens

Playground of Queens and Princesses

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British Ballooning

Vincent Lunardi and the dawn of European Aeronautics

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