Mrs Robinson’s Disgrace: The Private Diary Of A Victorian Lady by Kate Summerscale

This book is really beautifully bound if you get the hard cover edition. It's soft blue, with embossed gold flowers on the cover, and a swathed Victorian lady pictured in the centre. Perhaps it's slightly beside the point, but I do love a the pleasure of reading a beautifully bound volume. Kate Summerscale once again …

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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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48 Doughty Street, the house where Charles Dickens wrote Oliver Twist.

I grew up on the books of Charles Dickens. I cried when Dora Spenlow died, and was shocked by Miss Havisham in her crumbling wedding dress and her ward Estella. Dickens created such memorable characters and his plots have always kept me on the edge of my seat or glued to the fireside. I guess …

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Houdini, the Bronte’s and Rose & Co Apothecary: British handmade bath and body care with Victorian appeal.

British handmade beauty and body products with an interesting history behind them... Recently I was given a revelatory little product to try, which introduced me to this brand, which I have to share with you! I love a beautiful, vintage look to my beauty products, I'm a total sucker for gorgeous packaging. But the products from …

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