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JUST THE WORDS

JONATHAN SWIFT’s advice in his essay ‘Letter to a Young Gentleman Lately Entered into Holy Orders’ (1721) was that ‘proper words in proper places, make the true definition of a style’. Behind this succinct formula lies a more complicated truth. To be [...]

The Georgians and Crimes Against Children

By today’s standards, the Georgian age, in which my Cragg and Fidelis mysteries are set, was a particularly callous one. Unequal rights for women, the slave trade and cruel capital punishment were all widely accepted, though not by all. My latest nov [...]

AUGUST CHALLENGE DAY 31

During August I set myself the task of visiting a different art exhibition every day and blogging about it. Mission accomplished! This was the last day. Monday 31 August Exhibition: 'Poor man's picture gallery': Victorian Art and Stereoscopic Phot [...]

AUGUST CHALLENGE DAY 30

For the silly season I've given myself the task of visiting a different art exhibition on every day of August and writing a blog about it. Sunday 30 August Exhibition: The Campbell Sisters Dancing the Waltz Place: The Victoria and Albert Museum   [...]

AUGUST CHALLENGE DAY 29

For the silly season I've set myself the challenge of visiting a different art exhibition on every day of August and writing a blog about it. Saturday 29 August Exhibition: Wildlife Photographer of the Year Place: Natural History Museum Photograph [...]

AUGUST CHALLENGE DAY 28

Thursday 29 August Exhibition: Out of the Ordinary Place: Christie’s, Old Brompton Road The vast world of collectibles is mostly hidden from sight but, at any given time, there’s always proportion that’s out there, as it shuttles from one collectio [...]

AUGUST CHALLENGE DAY 27

For the Silly Season I've set myself the challenge of visiting a different art exhibition on every day of the month and blogging about it. Thursday 27 August Exhibition: Agnes Martin Place: Tate Modern The art of mental instability is often associ [...]

AUGUST CHALLENGE DAY 26

For the Silly Season I've set myself the challenge of visiting a different art exhibition on every day of the month and blogging about it. Wednesday 26 August Exhibition: Myths and Rifts Place:  KK Outlet, Hoxton Square According to the website of [...]

AUGUST CHALLENGE DAY 25

For the Silly Season I've set myself the challenge of visiting a different art exhibition on every day of the month and blogging about it. Tuesday 25 August Exhibition: Audrey Hepburn – Portraits of an Icon Place: National Portrait Gallery When I [...]

AUGUST CHALLENGE DAY 24

For the Silly Season I've set myself the challenge of visiting a different art exhibition on every day of the month and blogging about it. Monday 24 August Exhibition: Robert Motherwell: Black Place: Bernard Jacobson Gallery It’s rather easy now t [...]
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