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The Joyful Molly

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TV: Do Not Miss! Banished and Poldark will Start this Week!

4 March 2015

And so it begins! BANISHED BBC Two Thursday, 5 March, 9pm In his latest TV drama Banished, writer Jimmy McGovern tells a brutal story about the first British convicts to be transported...

2015 goes 18th and 19th Century, telly-wise – what can we look forward to?

3 January 2015

I’m still waiting for something to even remotely provide me with the entertainment and delight of Garrow’s Law and the handsomeness that’s Andrew Buchan (and no, neither...

For Sale: “The Cockpit / Pit Ticket” – William Hogarth, original print, hand colouring, 1759

26 November 2014

Mrs Molly Joyful is flogging off the crown jewels… THE COCKPIT / PIT TICKET by William Hogarth Engraving with hand colouring in watercolour on cream wove paper, 1759. 320×385...

Did Napoleon get up your nose? No surprise!

29 May 2014

Pardon the pun, but I couldn’t resist when coming across this snuff box on the Antiques Roadshow. A snuff box in the shape of Napoleon’s hat – now I’ve...