‘The Miniaturist’

‘As everything in my ‘real’ world becomes crazier with each passing day – I really wish that I could shrink and move to Number 13 Piccadilly Terrace as a perpetual house guest. AND preferably with some chocolate to enjoy, lots of books to read, NO bills to pay OR any dishes to clean. AND with…

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‘Her Ladyship’

‘Walked early to look at my old house in Piccadilly – saw into the room where I have sat with him, and felt as if I had lived there with a friend who was long since dead to me. No sense of past agony – all mournfully soft.’ ~ Anne Isabella Lady Noel Byron (792-1860)

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‘The Missy’

‘I really love this big house and wish that I could visit all the time – BUT to be allowed to play with it would be even better! I wouldn’t like to live in it though as I can see NO toys and I’d miss my IPad and colouring pencils too much…’ ~ ‘Miss Mia’

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‘His Lordship’

‘There is something to me very softening in the presence of a woman – some strange influence, even if one is not in love with them – which I cannot at all account for, having no very high opinion of the sex. But yet; I always feel in better humour with myself and every thing…

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‘The Feline’

‘It’s a nice enough house and big enough for this feline to get lost in as I have to protect my paws when Lord Byron’s bad-tempered hound is on the prowl. BUT it is a rather chilly house as there is NO central heating AND sooty whiskers is NEVER a good look!’ ~ Murphy B

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‘The Sister’

‘I am glad to hear of the comfort & CONVENIENCE of your house… Dearest Sis, I do not require your account of the view from yr Windows as an inducement to pay you a visit. You will perhaps be a better judge by & bye whether I shall not be a plague…’ ~ Hon. Augusta…

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‘The Editor’

‘When Lady Caroline Lamb described Byron as ‘mad, bad and dangerous to know’ it summed up his flamboyant reputation as one of the leading figures in the Romantic Movement. Today he might be described as a ‘Player’. What would he have made of **** making his London home the subject of her attentions I wonder?’…

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‘Lady M’

‘I have just taken the Dss of Devonshire’s House from next Sunday the 12th for one Year at 700£ – as Ld B wants Space I hope it will suit him… But after that, I am in rather a fright at what I have done – but all I can say, is. that I have…

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