I research, ponder & write books & blogs. I love curious anecdotes and musings on art, life & what makes us ‘us’.

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Barb Drummond has been writing and researching, mostly on eighteenth century British history, for over a decade. she had appeared on tv and radio and been commissioned by the Empire and Commonwealth Museum. She has sold thousands of books at fairs and markets which helps her connect with her audience, as well as the usual outlets.

She climbs mountains to see past times.

She burrows for hidden stories and lures them into the open to reveal their secrets.

She asks why things happened, who was involved, how could they think it was a good idea.

Sometimes she finds diamonds, or dust of things that mattered.

She finds a single name, or a sentence, that lights up the sky like fireworks. Or she finds silence, which can also bear great meaning.

She seeks patterns, themes, traces. Or shapes left by them.

Sometimes she uses guesses to patch what is missing, but she makes it from the best possible material.

From my blog

Apples and Eve

origin of the word apple. Why is apple the fruit in Eden.

The Countdown Begins

The books are completed, and now this website is live, so I am moving here after my 6 year run at texthistory.com. This will be bigger, brighter and more informative, but right now I am unbelievably tired. Wrangling 3 books into 5 formats and...

Reading a Chapel

This is a wall painting in the mediaeval parish church of St Teilo, now in St Fagan’s Museum of Welsh Life near Cardiff, Wales. The walls of the church are covered with gloriously naive paintings, lovingly restored and full of Christian images to...

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I love to hear from my readers and followers. If you would like to get in touch, just drop me an email: curioushistorian@outlook.com


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