The Wicked Boy: An Infamous Murder in Victorian London by Kate Summerscale

Penned by the author of the bestselling The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, this book is the story of another Victorian crime which was notorious in it's time, The Plaistow Tragedy of 1895. Two boys, 12 and 13 years old, told neighbors and friends that their mother had gone to Liverpool and proceeded to attend cricket …

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All The Wrong Places by Lisa Lieberman

Cara Walden is the beautiful starlet daughter of a well known Hollywood director, who flees to London with her half brother Gray when he's targeted by the Hollywood Blacklist. He's fleeing political persecution, and she's fleeing the memory of an affair that left her used and pregnant. In London, they fall in with Left Wing …

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Accessory Of The Day: Pink Cat Earrings From Nic Love

I picked these eccentric earrings up at London Fashion Week Festival last year. They're superfun baby pink acrylic, lasercut. And yes, they're cats! These are a favourite accessory from London brand From Nic Love, who create glittery, delightful jewelry and accessories that are bold and fun. Since I get a lot of compliments on these, …

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The Watchmaker Of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley

London, 1883, three lives are drawn together. Thaniel, a young man who works for the Home Office as a telegraphist, an eccentric Japanese watchmaker who may have links to a bomb set my Irish revolutionaries, and Grace, a woman at Oxford who longs to be able to work on her science experiments in peace. When …

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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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Summer with Macabella Spread: New Recipes with Chocolate Macadamia

You guys probably know that I love Macabella Spread, so when the lovely people there got in touch with me and asked me if I'd like to be part of their Summer campaign, I said I'd love to. Macabella is a macadamia nut and Belgian chocolate spread that you can have on toast, use in …

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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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