Charles Dickens: A Life by Claire Tomalin
To start off my Dickens discovery I read this fabulous biography of Charles Dickens, written by one of my favourite biographers Claire Tomalin. You can see my review of her book about Samuel Pepys here.… View Post

Planning, Cleaning, Organising!
This week I have been ridiculously busy. On Sunday it’s my little girls christening followed by a big garden party at our house. We planned this a few months ago knowing we had loads of… View Post

Jane Austen Facebook Game!
One of my lovely friends just recommended this fab Facebook game created by the BBC. Lots of fun for Jane Austen fans! Follow Mr and Mrs Darcy through all of jane Austen’s novels and decorate… View Post

Up-cycling, Thrifting and Make Do and Mending!
Has anyone else noticed a massive influx of vintage home style on the high street? It’s everywhere! Having bought and renovated a new house this year I am even more obsessed with home decor than… View Post

Christian Grey, Brighton, Vintage and Car Boots!
The last few weeks have been very busy again. Being a mum, organising my next vintage fair, and being a complete history geek can mean I dont get a minute to blog. I have also… View Post

Vintage Frills Discovers Dickens
I have always been a big reader, and I love the classics. However I have never really been a fan of Charles Dickens. It’s partly because I love the scandal and glamour of Georgian aristocrats and… View Post

Your Favourite Mr Darcy
Mr Darcy has got to be one of Jane Austen’s most famous and popular characters. Many women find themselves irresistibly attracted to the man on the page and he is always represented as a handsome brooding man… View Post
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