Reading Wish List: Women and Women’s History

Happy International Women’s Day! Seeing as the theme I’ve set myself this month is Reading Women, my post to celebrate today is my current reading wish list of books on women and women’s history. Tell me in the comments what you think I should add to it! Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women…

Review: “Exploring the Lives of Women, 1558-1837”, edited by Louise Duckling, Sara Reid, Felicity Roberts & Carolyn D. Williams

It seems rather fitting on World Book Day, during Women’s History Month, to post my review of Exploring the Lives of Women, 1558-1837, which was published to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the Women’s Studies Group 1558-1837 (WSG). I’d like to thank Pen & Sword Books for gifting me a copy of this wonderful book…

Spotlight on Literary Heroines: Nancy Drew

For Women’s History Month this year, I’ve been so excited to write lots for my blog and have been thinking of themes to go with – and then it hit me when I was reading a really interesting book by the Women’s Studies Group. Reading Women. I’ve been wanting to read more and more books…

February 2020 in review

How is it the end of February already? I already feel like the year is hurtling by at an alarming pace! And I’m ready with lots of exciting new blog content, particularly as tomorrow marks the beginning of Women’s History Month. Posts have been a little slow, mainly because I have some news… I submitted…

The Lightner Museum: A Curious Place in St. Augustine

Welcome to the Lightner Museum, a museum in which the architecture and spaces within the building are as interesting as the collection itself. When we planned our trip to St. Augustine in Florida I was so excited to go and have explore this place, because I’m not sure where else you could be viewing nineteenth-century…

Visiting Biltmore, the North Carolina home of the Vanderbilts

Welcome to Biltmore, the spectacular home of the Vanderbilts in Asheville, North Carolina – although it may seem hard to imagine this fairy-tale mansion as a family home, when it has a total of 250 rooms! Ready to see inside? It’s even more impressive than the French chateau-inspired exterior suggests… Here is one of my…

Review: “Sanditon” by Jane Austen & Kate Riordan

This is such a treat of a review for me today – I’m so grateful to Grand Central Publishing for gifting me a copy of Sanditon to read and review to coincide with its release in the US on PBS. Did you catch the first episode on Sunday? I have a confession to make: although…

Visiting the Aiken-Rhett House, Charleston

Welcome to Charleston, South Carolina, and the Aiken-Rhett House. I’ve been so excited to get exploring the US and their house museums, and the Aiken-Rhett House certainly did not disappoint. What was so interesting about the Aiken-Rhett House was the focus of the visitor interpretation: so much research has been done into the enslaved members…