‘Of All Romances in Miniature… Perhaps this is the Best Shape in which Romance Can Appear.’ ~ Lord Byron
As an artist AND a passionate devotee of Regency History who loves to create a scene and not only of the hysterical kind – it is perhaps only to be expected that I would create a Regency inspired miniature.
Inspired by the life of the poet – the ‘Ghost of Piccadilly’ is the story of a 12th scale historical house which has enjoyed world wide recognition – however, the story is FAR from over!
Follow me as I step inside Number 13 and return to the year 1815…
Let me take you into the fabulous world of Lord Byron and his household as he lived at 13 Piccadilly Terrace and watch as I recreate his lifestyle in miniature as faithfully as possible and along the way – you’ll learn something about the dazzling Regency era too!
If you love the Regency era and are captivated by a time synonymous with elegant romance and are fascinated by historical characters and would love to peep behind closed doors and hear tales of scandal and intrigue or you want to step into another era of ravenous appetites and hardship – this is THE world for YOU!
”It’s a nice enough house and big enough for this feline to get lost in as I have to protect my paws when Lord Byron’s bad-tempered hound is on the prowl.
BUT it is a rather chilly house as there is NO central heating AND sooty whiskers is NEVER a good look!”
“Walked early to look at my old house in Piccadilly – saw into the room where I have sat with him, and felt as if I had lived there with a friend who was long since dead to me.
No sense of past agony – all mournfully soft.”
Although, I profess that cooking is definitely NOT my forte and would rather spend money on chocolate and books than on a cooking gadget – I had to create an authentic kitchen which now nestles in the basement of Piccadilly Terrace.
Luckily for me, Lord Byron also had no interest in the design or practicalities of any kitchen and his attitude towards food was famously ambivalent…
Anyone for a little lobster salad with a glass of champagne?