Monthly Archives: November 2012

“If the novel has a theme it is that of survival”

Following a trip to the Hollywood Costume Exhibition at the V&A (a kind of busman’s holiday for me, but quite a pleasant one) I was reminded, while studying Vivien Leigh’s costumes from Gone With The Wind that I had never … Continue reading

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“You must come and see me frequently”

“You must come and see me frequently” Chemisette – Browns Parlour   Keats was sometimes based in this room when he was sick and Fanny would visit him when she was allowed. In his letters Keats invites fanny to bring … Continue reading

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“There is a French sleeve worn that would be very becoming to you”

“There is a French sleeve worn that would be very becoming to you” Dress – Kitchen On the table in the kitchen in Keats part of the house Fanny made items of dress for herself but also had items made … Continue reading

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“There is nothing in this world so bright and delicate”

“There is nothing in this world so bright and delicate”   Bodice – Keats room Keats made lots of references to Fanny as bright   “I want a brighter word then bright”   “you dazzled me. There is nothing in … Continue reading

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“Ever yours affectionately my dearest John Keats”

“Ever yours affectionately my dearest John Keats”   Corset and ribbons/letters – Fanny’s room   On the chaise lounge in Fanny’s room is a corset from 1800 with a solid wooden busk The ribbons express Fanny’s interest in fashion, Ribbons … Continue reading

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“Dress, Manner and Carriage”

“Dress, manner and carriage… a person must be a great beauty without them, but they are certainly within the reach of any body of understanding” Fashion plates – Keats Parlour On the table just in side the room to the … Continue reading

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