As you will already know, dear devoted reader, my second book is coming out in the autumn with McFarland press.  This book is a volume of collected essays by scholars from around the world and I feel deeply privileged to have been part of this project.  We are nearing the end of the marathon now, … Continue reading

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Painted Women

I am absolutely in love with this new BBC series, “Desperate Romantics.”  It’s about the formation of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in the Victorian period.  It’s being told in the voice of Frederic George Stephens (Fred), a writer portrayed in the series as a moth to the dazzling personalities of the artists Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman … Continue reading