Category Archives: People

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Martha and Katherine

The non-stop drumming of the drizzling rain is giving me a headache and making it quite difficult to read Martha Gellhorn’s biography. So I am skimming the pages looking for somewhere to land. Biographies that offer only embellished chronological events … Continue reading

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Effie or Effigy?

Sir Coutts Lindsay and his wealthy Rothschild wife, Blanche, were both amateur artists who’d aspired for more. What they didn’t have in terms of talent, they made up for in terms of money. So in 1877 they opened The Grosvenor … Continue reading

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The Crown

After watching the series “The Crown”, on my list of things to be grateful for I added that of not being born into royalty. Three thoughts regarding THE CROWN: As a child, Elizabeth’s education had been focused on constitutional history. … Continue reading

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Katherine Anne Porter

Katherine Anne Porter was born in Texas in 1890. Her mother died when she was just a child and her father, overwhelmed, dumped his daughter on relatives. So it’s not surprising that Katherine did her best to run away from … Continue reading

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Picamaar

If there ever was an example of a woman who lost her self to a man, it’s that of Dora Maar. She was an established and respected photographer when she met Picasso. But Picasso, unable to compete with her ability … Continue reading

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