Near the beginning of Crimson and Bone Annie Stride, the main character of the novel, describes a room in the house of pre-Raphaelite painter Francis Maybrick Gill as 'a jewel box of a place'. Much the same could be said of this novel with its vibrant descriptions of the physical surroundings, of the characters and … Continue reading One Minute Book Review – Crimson and Bone by Marina Fiorato
In August last year I travelled for the first time to the northern hemisphere. It was a whirlwind tour, only a month away from home, and I managed to see so much yet I know I barely scratched the surface of the places that I visited. I firmly believe you could spend your whole life … Continue reading Other Places, Other Times
Postcard of the Grand Canal from around 1890, coloured using the photochrom process. Many more postcards of Venice can be found at the following link. http://mashable.com/2016/07/16/venice-photoochrom/?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-retronaut-link#1D6mLb5EIkq3 I hope to post some of my own (very amateur) efforts later in the year.