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Previous columns have included a monthly About London column for British Heritage Travel magazine (fifteen years), a monthly column for Period House magazine about practical problems that can be encountered in a period property three years) and the Q&A panel for History Revealed magazine (four years).


Much of my work is about and around heritage issues, often with a travel or gardens slant.


From illustrator Pauline Baynes's Narnia in Country Life and historic jazz venues in Homes & Gardens, to a feature about Henry VIII’s armour for the Times Educational Supplement, I am particularly interested in the quirky aspect of heritage travel.




watching and waiting inside the castle PHOTO Sandr

I'm always up for testing out new things, especially if I get to dress up for them - such as the Regency Ball, the annual Tweed Run and  the Salon Project.


The most extreme (and therefore enjoyable) example of this was a recreation of Pride & Prejudice's Elizabeth Bennet's tour of the Peak District, taking in all the sights she would have seen - in full Regency costume (see above...)





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