Thoughts On The Women Who Inspired London Art by Lucy Merello Peterson for fellow historians and readers

The early-mid century London art scene has always been of particular interest to me, given my love affair with the Bloomsbury Group and their circle as they fox-trotted across the literary, artistic, philosophical and intellectual worlds of the new millennia. The Omega Set, in particular and their liberal play with the decorative arts was especially … Continue reading Thoughts On The Women Who Inspired London Art by Lucy Merello Peterson for fellow historians and readers

Thoughts on Lady of the House by Charlotte Furness for fellow readers and historians

Studying the Country House for my masters, of course I wanted to get my hands on Lady of the House: Elite 19th Century Women and their role in the English Country House by Charlotte Furness. How women are intimately bound up with the decorative arts, social history and material culture has been a constant source of … Continue reading Thoughts on Lady of the House by Charlotte Furness for fellow readers and historians

The Teen Fiction That Meant The Most To Me: Revisiting My Favourite Young Adult Books

One of the treats of my teen years were those visits to the Young Adult spread of a local independent bookstore - it had a real chalkboard feel. I loved deliberating over handpicked recommendations, noticing what was new in that week and holding the paper bag in which the book was popped... Some of my … Continue reading The Teen Fiction That Meant The Most To Me: Revisiting My Favourite Young Adult Books