Myriorama cards are slices of landscape paintings that can be arranged in any order to form continuous scenes. They were invented in the early 19th century by the French artist, Jean-Pierre Brès, as a genteel amusement and an aid to practice drawing composition. I first heard Sir Philip Pullman recommend them for writing inspiration in his BBC… Read More
More perfect weather and charming tea-rooms. I have been rambling, putting together another literary walk; hardly difficult as there are few streets in the centre of Bath that haven’t been graced by at least one eminent scrivener. Unfortunately, the novelty makes it all too difficult to novel, which is why I’m leaving before November, half-envious… Read More
I have been so delighted by all of the wonderful (and numerous!) comments, votes and downloads that my regency short story, The Female Correspondent, has received, that I thought I might indulge myself by discussing my inspiration, research and the difficulties I encountered in writing it. SPOILERS! If you’d like to read the story first, you can… Read More
I’ve been enjoying listening to Arabella while I practice calligraphy; an old diversion which has recently taken on new force and form following my discovery of all the modern calligraphy resources that are now available online. I love the movement of this novel style, the way letters bounce and shrink in lively (if done right) harmony. Digital fonts… Read More
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