Rebecca's Blog

  • Nor and Spell - a Regency Game

  • January 24, 2013

  •  George Walker's The Costume of Yorkshire, first published in 1814, is a valuable resource for anyone interested in life in the North of England during the Regency period.   One the plates that has always fascinated me is the one illustrating the game of Nor and Spell.

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  • Back to the theatre...

  • November 11, 2012

  •  I am one of those who finds it hard to put a hold on the research and get on with the writing.  

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  • For love of the Beggar's Opera...

  • October 23, 2012

  • A long time ago, when I pitched my first book – a biography of the actress Fanny Kemble – I was told firmly that “performing arts don’t sell”.     The fact that I have never accepted this advice no doubt explains a lot, but I have always been enchanted by theatre, actors and the charm of performance. (Purely as an observer, that is. I have absolutely no talent as an actress.)

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