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Blood and Beauty

I like Sarah Dunant’s writing very much, for its lucidity, sense of colour and also her careful attention to historical detail which grounds her characters in a believable and three- dimensional world. In Blood and Beauty, as has been remarked on by a number of reviewers (see for example Christobel Kent, 2 May 2013, The…

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One year on: back to St. Martin’s, Bilborough

Last time I wrote about the ‘Hidden Treasures ‘of St. Martin, in November 2013, it was all about plans to bring this medieval gem of a church out of its cocoon and put it back on to the map of Nottingham’s cultural treasures. Well, something amazing happened and an application for Heritage Lottery Funding was…