Category Archives: Musings

Pride & Prejudice

It is 200 years since the publishing of Jane Austen’s novel Pride & Prejudice in 1813. Sophie at The Jane Austen Centre in Bath asked me to design a poster to commemorate this anniversary. I decided to concentrate on the … Continue reading

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Ice and Flowers

Here we are deep in snow. Bath is looking lovely albeit it is almost impossible to go anywhere and it is really treacherous on foot. 3 cars were completely stuck in our lane this morning. The ice is like glass. … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Before Christmas I listened to a radio programme in which a lady who worked for  the publisher Constable & Robinson Ltd was discussing the most popular books their company publishes. One of the most popular authors was called M. C. … Continue reading

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Carriages

Travelling in the Georgian period was dangerous and fraught with difficulties. You could travel either by land or road. For the very wealthy, in cities like Bath, you could hire a Sedan Chair. This was carried by two ‘Chairmen’ or … Continue reading

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New Designs for Autumn

  C240 – LONDON DEPARTMENT STORE This is one of several new cards from Frederica Cards Ltd. It shows the inside of Harding, Howell & Co’s London shop in 1809. This image is from Ackermann’s Repository of Arts, Literature and … Continue reading

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Olympics and Archery, Fencing and Boxing

The Olympics have come to a close. We were so lucky to have been allocated tickets for the Opening Ceremony at the first ballot. It was very exciting to actually be there and see the huge organisation and feel the … Continue reading

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New Cards

Two new cards for July 2012 and a new colourway for C166 – Collective Nouns for Animals. The Collective Nouns are from ‘The Sports and Pastimes of the People of England’ by Joseph Strutt which was first published in 1801, … Continue reading

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