Windsor Castle: How Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House Library Helped Boost An Economy

This entry is part 11 of 12 in the series Austen's England & The Open Palace Programme

Did you know Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote an original manuscript, and it’s about one inch tall? Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House, on display at Windsor Castle, has a library filled with tiny original manuscripts by several now famous classic writers such as J. M. Barrie, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, as well as the famous cartoonist Fougasse.

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Literary Destination: Kenwood Estate, Home of Dido Elizabeth Belle

This entry is part 9 of 25 in the series Literary London & Enid Blyton's Dorset

Visit Kenwood Estate at Hampstead Heath, London, England. It was the home of Dido Elizabeth Belle, a mixed-race child adopted and raised by an aristocratic family at the height of the slavery debate in England. Today Kenwood House is an art museum free to the public, and the grounds provide community park space. My favorite room was, of course, the library.

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