Mrs Woffington

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Location Lichfield, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Introduction I live in the English cathedral city of Lichfield, which, despite having a population of fewer than 5,000 during the Georgian period, was home to many important artists and intellectuals including Samuel Johnson, David Garrick and Erasmus Darwin. I generally blog about the short 18th century (1715-1789), feisty Georgian ladies and Lichfield's 18th-century heritage. If you have any comments, feel free to email me at woffington [at] gmail [dot] com.
Interests Georgian England, Georgian Dublin, Lichfield, history of London, Samuel Johnson, Erasmus Darwin, theatre, Shakespeare, English Baroque, Charles Avison, Handel, Mozart, William Boyce, Thomas Arne, The Beggar's Opera, Bach, classical ballet, opera, Hogarth, satire, 20th-century painting, photography, modernism, neoclassical architecture, 18th-century clubs, foundlings, hermits, David Garrick, Peg Woffington, Susannah Cibber, Colley Cibber, Anna Seward, Thomas Day, Gilbert White, journalism, copywriting, advertising, wine, food writing, historic recipes, old cooking techniques, landscape photography, The Jackson Twins, Iceland, Rebekka Guðleifsdóttir, Aurora Borealis, hakarl, Svið, tea, cats, The Smiths, Benjamin Britten, Scrabble
Favorite Movies Withnail and I, Local Hero, Farinelli il Castrato, Manhattan, Annie Hall
Favorite Books Dangerous Liaisons, Moll Flanders, Roxana, Ulysses, According To Queeney, The Woman Who Gave Birth To Rabbits, Earthly Powers, Enderby novels, Nothing Like The Sun, Casanova, Ingenious Pain, The Odd Women, Timothy's Book, Fingersmith, Tipping The Velvet, Dracula, Life of Johnson, Boswell's London Diaries, The Harlot's Progress