Category Archives: 19th century

The Real Alias Grace

The other day I finished reading Margaret Atwood’s novel “Alias Grace”, after thoroughly enjoying the Netflix adaptation – I hadn’t realised before I a) started reading and b) started watching, that the story is based on a real double murder … Continue reading

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[Review] Jane Austen At Home – Lucy Worsley

On the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, historian Lucy Worsley leads us into the world in which our best-loved novelist lived. This new telling of the story of Jane’s life shows us how and why she lived as she … Continue reading

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The Phantom of the Opera – 1st February 2013

This isn’t something I’d normally post on here but I thought I’d break away from tradition and post a little review of the Phantom of the Opera, which I saw on the 1st February at the Mayflower in Southampton. My … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday George IV

George IV is my latest historical love. I blame Horrible Histories – yes, I am 24 years old and watch kids shows about history. I am totally not sorry. ANYWAY, George IV was awesome, even though people kind of hated … Continue reading

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