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Inspired by the 17th-century: An Interview with Paul Workman, Artist

8 March 2017

The Seventeenth Century Lady Interview with Paul Workman. The seventeenth century had some amazing art, and it’s no wonder that some of that brilliant art continues to inspire...

Review: Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggach

24 February 2017

Sophia is the beautiful and much-younger wife of Cornelius, a wealthy merchant in Amsterdam. Her husband is quite likeable and rather amusing, and she is content enough with the life...

Review: Silence by Shūsaku Endō

22 February 2017

Shūsaku Endō (1923-1996) was a Japanese writer famed for incorporating his Roman Catholicism as a theme into his work. Silence, originally published in 1966 is a novel...

16: Egad, what a year!

31 December 2016

Looking back on 2016 is both bitter and wonderful for me. My health played a huge role and this had a knock-on effect for practically everything else in my life. Firstly, I became pregnant...