Month: August 2014

Introducing the new Folio 2015 Diary …

Posted on 29/08/2014

I’ve looked after the Diary here in Editorial for a few years now, and it’s one of my favourite things to work on. Because of its popularity, members have written to us frequently with suggestions for …


Howard Carter’s journey to Tutankhamun

Posted on 28/08/2014

Howard Carter is well known for his discovery of the treasure-filled tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922. But by then, Carter had already dedicated 30 years to the study of Egyptology, acquiring the skills he …


Seeking Out Xan Fielding ׀ Part One

Posted on 27/08/2014

Making contacts Blogs are great social networking platforms, and for a Picture Editor they are also an excellent source of information.   Xan Fielding disguised as a Cretan shepherd, c.1942. (Sir …


Family Gems ׀ The Surgeon of Crowthorne

Posted on 21/08/2014

  William Chester Minor seated in the grounds at Broadmoor, 1890s. (Minor Family Archives) For a Picture Editor, it is truly exhilarating when you unearth a gem. My ‘gem’, or rather ‘gems’, were …


Friday, 8 August 2014

Posted on 08/08/2014

Back in the office after a peripatetic few weeks. One of the treats awaiting me was a selection of paste-papers from Victoria Hall for binding our forthcoming Selected Poems by Rupert Brooke. She sent …