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Top hair trend 2022: eighteenth century wigs (Rousse)

Belle and I admired one another in the mirror. Conferences were so much more fun now that eighteenth century headgear was all the rage. We were most impressed when ET joined us, balancing on her head a tottering powdered Georgian … Continue reading

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An ancestor in oil (Rousse)

The famous art critic presented a slide of an eighteenth century oil painting of a lady in a posh dress and hat. As soon as he revealed her her name, I was convinced that she was one of my ancestors. … Continue reading

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How to tell if a cameo brooch is fake (Rousse)

Granny H pressed the brown cameo brooch into my hand. ‘Here, have this’ she said. I was pleased to take it, but I knew that I would never wear it. Where there should have been two white engravings there was … Continue reading

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A trip to Thistledown Street (Rousse)

The first thing that I noticed when I turned the corner into the crescent was that the ugly modern lamp-posts had been replaced. The new ones took the form of old-style gas lamps, and looked lovely. Then I spotted the … Continue reading

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