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The Great War in Costume at Bath Fashion Museum

“The war is usually seen through military eyes. However, it could not have been won without the efforts of millions of women. They proved what they could do – what took a great deal longer was to convince everyone that they should do it.” ‘Fighting on the Home Front: The Legacy of Women in World War One’ by Kate Adie, (Hodder & Stoughton) There are some amazing displays, exhibitions and events all over the country at the moment to mark this year’s centenary of the outbreak of World War One in August 1914. As one might expect, the exhibition at […]


Blogfest preview…

Yesterday was quite an exciting day here at Guillotine Towers as I got a mention in a Times piece about making money from your blog, which I do in a roundabout way because this is pretty much the only place that I promote my books and even then it’s not so you’ll particularly notice it. I don’t know why I mentioned caviar as I’m practically vegan but I expect you get the general idea. I’d also like it to be known that I don’t laze about on the sofa in my pyjamas while writing but am in fact dressed in […]