Wednesday, 30 September 2020

A Seaside Postcard

On a hot summer day, the #gloriousGeorgians let it all hang out... Intrepid bathers and dirty old men have been the stuff of seaside scenes for centuries! Summer amusement at Margate, or a peep at the mermaids, 1813, Thomas Rowlandson. Via the British Museum.

Monday, 14 September 2020

Join me at the Bradford on Avon Authors' Panel

I'm thrilled to be appearing virtually at the very first Bradford on Avon Book fiesta. Join me and authors Cass Grafton, Karin Quint and Rose Servitova as we chat to Dr Gabrielle Malcolm about our careers and all things Austen - Being Mr Wickham is certainly on the agenda!

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Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Hair's the Fashion

A savage satire on fashion - just look at that nose! A new fashion'd head dress for young misses of three score and ten, Philip Dawe, 1777, from the British Museum.

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Wednesday, 2 September 2020

Watch Your Parsnip!

Knocking over this veg seller's beer might cost a careless macaroni his tail! "Make good the damage you dog, or I'll cut away your parsnip". Irish Peg in a Rage, 1773. 

Via the British Museum.

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