Unlike ten years ago, when it was a relatively new phenomenon, self-publishing is now an acceptable way of getting your book published. Providing you act professionally. Professionally means taking all aspects of the self-publishing process seriously, from having your book edited and proofread to ensuring a high quality cover, one that also looks good at... Continue Reading →
Join us for the second part of our story of Compton Verney (read part one here). ‘Remember he is old enough to be your father and you cannot be in love with him. It may be all very fine to be Lady Willoughby de Broke but a coronet will not ensure your happiness.’ Mary Elizabeth... Continue Reading →
Lately, many of us have been missing our visits to local estates and country houses. So I’d like to invite you on a two-part online historical tour of one of Warkwickshire’s most interesting estates, Compton Verney. Currently, the Grade I listed property houses an award-winning art gallery opened by Prince Charles in 2004, but apart... Continue Reading →
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Today I'd like to welcome guest blogger Jann Tracy, author of Marie Corelli: Shakespeare's Champion back to the site. She is going to tell us about local businessman and entrepreneur, Fred Winter. *** In June 1858 Frederick Winter opened his first store in Stratford-upon-Avon, at 17 & 18 High Street. Twenty-three years later, Frederick and... Continue Reading →
Although restrictions on going out for a walk have been relaxed somewhat, must of us won’t be able to visit a maze. But when, in the future, the opportunity arises, a maze is a great way to spend an afternoon. What is the difference between a maze and a labyrinth? The first mazes weren’t actually... Continue Reading →