“The conformation of his mind was such that whatever was little seemed to him great, and whatever was great seemed to him little.”-Thomas Babington Macaulay Oct. 1833,from his prefatory essay to the collected Letters of Horace Walpole
She won widespread acclaim for her first literary effort, a detailed account of the women in the life of former Prime Minister Lloyd George.
Ffion Hague, the wife of Foreign Secretary William Hague, is now hoping to repeat her success with her latest publication, a book documenting what was believed to be the illicit gay love affair of an 18th century poet with the son of Britain’s first Prime Minister, Robert Walpole.
The Grand Tour, which is released next week, is Mrs Hague’s second book, and explores the relationship between Thomas Gray and his schoolfriend Horace Walpole.
Horror junkies can sit back and scream in atmospheric surroundings at Strawberry Hill House as its gothic film season gets under way.
With Halloween just around the corner, spooky film buffs will be able to enjoy classic scary movies at Horace Walpole’s gothic castle.
The gothic film season begins on October 10 with a showing of the 1925 version of the Phantom of the Opera which later inspired Andrew Lloyd Webber’s famous musical.
Strawberry Hill House, the restored Gothic ‘plaything house’ of Horace Walpole in Twickenham, London, has won the 2013 Europa Nostra ‘Grand Prix’ award for conservation.