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HOW THE DEUCE DO YOU EXPECT AN ARTIST TO DO HIS BEST WORK..?

  Today, we’re back in 1942, with eight year old Brenda, who lived in Surrey. She seems to have been in hospital and was now convalescing after a small operation and to cheer her up, her father – an upholsterer by trade but currently in the RAF – made her curtains for her dolls’ house.  […]

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Inside The Paracosm 2: 22nd September, 1942

“Paracosm ~ a prolonged fantasy world invented by children; can have a definite geography and language and history…” http://www.thefreedictionary.com/               Another glimpse into the life of a wartime child and the unique record of her home-made dolls’ house and its contents. The following comes from a series of charming […]

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Inside The Paracosm: Inside A 1940s’ Dolls’ House

Genealogy, today.  And also, something in the spirit of the blog, where I like to talk about social and domestic history – especially women and children’s lives.     “Paracosm ~ a prolonged fantasy world invented by children; can have a definite geography and language and history…” http://www.thefreedictionary.com/   I have always been fascinated by […]