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Lucy Worsley

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Dr Lucy Worsley OBE is a British historian, author, curator, and television presenter. She is Joint Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces but is best known as a presenter of BBC Television series on historical topics.
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Rhapsody in Green
A novelist, an obsession, a laughably small excuse for a vegetable garden
Charlotte Mendelson - Jun 01, 2021
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A unique celebration of gardening written by an award-winning novelistDespite the fact that she has only six square metres of grubby urban soil and a few pots, Charlotte Mendelson has a secret life. She is an extreme gardener, an obsessive, an addict. And like all addicts, she wants to spread the joy. Beginning with Late Winter, Charlotte takes the...
Lucy Worsley
Mar 21, 2021
As I sat giggling in my reading chair a family member said: 'are you reading that book on gardening again? I can't believe a book about gardening could possibly make anyone laugh that much.' Well, I was. And it did. Thank you @CharlotteMende1      source
Square Haunting
Five Writers in London Between the Wars
Francesca Wade - Apr 07, 2020
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An engrossing group portrait of five women writers, including Virginia Woolf, who moved to London's Mecklenburgh Square in search of new freedom in their life and work. "I like this London life . . . the street-sauntering and square-haunting."--Virginia Woolf, diary, 1925In the early twentieth century, Mecklenburgh Square--a hidden architectural ge...
Lucy Worsley
Nov 21, 2020
I feel that Francesca Wade owes me some share of her royalties as I recommended her book SQUARE HAUNTING: FIVE WOMEN, FREEDOM AND LONDON BETWEEN THE WARS to so many of my friends. I sometimes get annoyed by the Bloomsbury Group but this was the antidote.      source
The Little White Horse
Elizabeth Goudge - Dec 31, 2001 (first published in 1946)
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In 1842, thirteen-year-old orphan Maria Merryweather arrives at Moonacre Manor, her family's ancestral home in an charmed village in England's West Country, and she feels as if she’s entered Paradise. Her new guardian, her uncle Sir Benjamin, is kind and funny; the Manor itself feels like home right away; and every person and animal she meets is li...
Lucy Worsley
Feb 18, 2016
@debmarson @Amanda_Vickery The Little White Horse, now THERE'S a book I LOVE.      source
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The Young Elizabeth
Jean Plaidy - Jan 07, 1972 (first published in 1969)
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The Young Elizabeth. Now in favour, now out. Accepted by three step-mothers, a thorn in the conscience of her father, King henry VIII. From the age of eight, the mercurial young Elizabeth found royal courts were dangerous places if one wanted to keep a head on one's shoulders. As she grew up, so did the dangers surrounding her increase. Elizabeth k...
Lucy Worsley
Jan 23, 2015
This was my favourite book for quite a long time when I was little. Didn't guess that I'd ever end up working there!      source