Strike the Right Nose

The fragile myth of perfume lured Tammy Frazer away from a career as at banker. This is a story of a girl who followed her nose and discovered her calling. Or, perhaps, who followed her calling and discovered her nose. Originally from Durban, Tammy Frazer moved to London for three years after school, then spent […]

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A story woven into a bedspread

Quilting, in some form or another, has been practised for thousands of years, but the most popular designs remain those from the Americas in the 19th century. As bright-coloured cloths became more commonly available, pioneering women sewed samples and offcuts into elaborate patterns that carried the legends of the journeys they hoped for or endured: […]

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Sowing the Seeds

 I made a surprise discovery in the children’s section of my local book store the other day: in-between the legion of angel, demon and vampire novels (there may have been some horsey ones too) was a big fat spine that simply read STEAMPUNK! I suppose I should explain what “steampunk” is – this is a […]

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