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A step-by-step guide to painting a Chilean Flamingo watercolour

  BIRDS, BEES & BLOSSOMS: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO BOTANICAL AND ANIMAL WATERCOLOUR PAINTING IS OUT NOW                       

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The Politics of Myth

Art historian and printmaker Amy Jeffs discuses how founding myths shape political feeling, and how deeply that feeling can run. In her debut book, Storyland: A New Mythology of Britain, Amy brings a fresh perspective […]

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The Good Death – Extract

  Kent, June 1349   It was the first hot day of summer, and I had been sent to the forest to find Sundew. Brother Peter had told me where to look – in the […]

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The Wreck of the White Ship – the 900th Anniversary by Nicholas Salaman

  ‘The most calamitous event ever to afflict the royal family of England.’   25th November 1120-2020   There have been many anni horribili in the annals of the English monarchy, but none that inflicted […]

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Inspiration for Writing the She-Wolf Queen Trilogy – Carol McGrath

During the English High Middle Ages of the twelfth, thirteenth and fourteenth centuries there was a succession of foreign queen consorts.  Some were honoured as the mothers of kings; others were also mothers of kings, […]

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Finished The Mirror and the Light? Read on to delve deeper…

Many historical fiction fans in their thousands have this month been reading The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel, the final book in her remarkable recreation of the life of Thomas Cromwell that, in […]

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