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On the scales at 1.2kg, or 2lb12oz in Victorian money, this hefty tome conforms physically to its contents. Not for it the fashionable Victorianist world of steampunk, nor that of playful Victoriana currently on show at the Guildhall Art Gallery.
10 October 2013 8 View comments Our image of the Victorians is too often of a repressed, conservative, starchy, uptight and blinkered people. They were allegedly so prudish they even covered their table legs, were harsh to women and children, vicious
This boutique festival will host a number of events befitting its resplendent setting on the 18th-century site and in the Oxfordshire town of Woodstock. Simon Thurley's English Heritage Lecture will survey the history of British architecture and the
collecting headlines in the form of questions to which the author or publisher implies that the answer is yes when anyone with any sense knows it is no...Is China more democratic than the West?' Martin Jacques, BBC News Magazine, 2 November 2012.
Papers show MPs' Syria concerns David Cameron's plans for military action in Syria were the subject of a bad-tempered conversation with Ed Miliband on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Times. The paper claims Mr Cameron was "unprepared" for the
Ed Miliband's bid to make us pay for his party ( Daily Mail ) There is undoubtedly a hidden agenda behind Ed Miliband's decision to try to reform the way the unions help finance Labour, writes Simon Heffer. What's so wrong with marriage? (
7 June 2013 5 shares 0 View comments Summing up the Queen's message to her people on Coronation Day 60 years ago, the Daily Mail's front page headline was: Let us cherish our own way of life.' Looking at the phrase again this week after it was
Farage aims to destroy sensible Toryism ( Times ) Cameron must energetically defend his vision of a moderate and outward-looking Conservative Party, writes Matthew Parris...Syria: a roadmap to peace ( Guardian ) Syrians need a regional settlement
The first, The future of feminism , was held at Conway Hall and featured feminist bloggers Bim Adewunmi, Juliet Jacques, V J D Smith (Glosswitch), Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett, Holly Baxter and Laurie Penny. The second, a debate upon the motion The left
Suggested Topics Maybe it's because I live in the quieter part of the world directly beyond it, but I can't think of another county I've heard more people apologise for being from than Essex. Which is slightly odd because, in the early 21th century,