Marmee And Louisa: The Untold Story Of Lousia May Alcott and her Mother by Eva LaPlante

When I was growing up, I think every girl was given a copy of Little Women, Louisa May Alcotts 1868 book about four sisters coming of age under their Mother or Marmee's care and wisdom during the Civil War. It was a huge best seller in it's own era and remains a classic beloved by …

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My Favourite Podcasts.

I used to say that I'm not really a podcast person. I get why a lot of people aren't into them. But I realised that listening to podcasts is a lot like curling up with a cocoa next to the wireless and listening to the Lone Ranger. Some things have a cozy, timeless feel. And …

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Bedlam: London And Its Mad by Catharine Arnold

The word Bedlam became part of common usage as a slang word for chaos, anarchy and mess, but was originally a well known hospital for those suffering from mental illness. It was established in 1247 and existed at different sites til the 1930's. It's history is the history of the treatment for people who were …

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London’s Silent Museum, 18 Folgate Street: Dennis Severs House

In the heart of London's historic East End, where the streets are still cobbled, and Jack The Ripper walking tours wander the night, one of London's most eccentric museum experiences is hidden behind the doors of 18 Folgate Street. There is no sign outside to tell you what's within, so you could mistakenly walk past …

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