This year why not keep your Christmas traditional and take some advice from the Victorians and keep the family entertained with some traditional games.
The first christmas card was invented by Sir Henry Cole in 1843, he was a wealthy business man and wanted something that would impress his friends and family…
How did London affect the success of Thomas Hardy’s career? A chance meeting with Charles Dickens, A marriage, and the publication of his first novels.
Although not a Londoner himself (he was born in Portsmouth in 1812) from 1823 Charles Dickens spent most of his life there and many of his books are filled with the sights, sounds and smells of the city. 2012 will be the bicentenary of his birth and there are going to be plenty of activities … Read more