Tag Archives: 18th century

Movie review: The Favourite directed by Yorgos Lanthimos

Product info: 18th century England, the court of ageing Queen Anne (Olivia Colman), the last of the Stuart monarchs. Anne is an unconfident ruler and a very lonely woman, overweight, depressed, moody, even suicidal. Small wonder – she’s lost as … Continue reading

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Review: The Fair Fight by Anna Freeman

Synopsis (mostly from Goodreads): Some call the prize ring a nursery for vice . . .some have no better choice. Born into a brothel, Ruth’s future looks bleak anyway until she catches the eye of Mr. Dryer. A rich Bristol … Continue reading

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Money won’t make you happy – a story of a marriage

Despite those ironic smiles of people who say it, money really doesn’t bring happiness; if you don’t believe it meet a woman who had every opportunity to check that claim. Mary Eleanor Bowes, Countess of Strathmore, one of the richest … Continue reading

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