Fashion History

A personal note about fashion research I write about fashion labels and people’s memories of wearing them in the past. Labels you might recall are: Dorville, Rembrandt, Robita Couture, Julian Rose, Elka Couture, Susan Small and Polly Peck but during the Vintage Fashion era there were many, many more. That …

Illustration

Illustrating History Before the invention of computer-aided design illustrators used art to bring stories to life. I use a style of illustration contemporary to the time being written about in the pages of articles or books. Brushes, pencils, watercolours and pens were part of an illustrator’s kit in the 19th …

Research

Research is an essential part of writing non-fiction books. A voyage of discovery, it seeks out, uncovers and reveals information that is woven into its pages. Click on the drop-down menu to see some areas of research. Participation is welcome. If you would like to add to knowledge about these …

About

Mira Johnson’s Biography Carrie’s biography of Mira Johnson is the first in a series about the city of Kingston Upon Hull. Nestling on the coast facing the Europe and the North Sea, before the 1980s Hull was the 3rd British port in importance and tonnage of fishing catch; creating a …