The lords of the manor would lease it to the inhabitants of the neighborhood for periods of 21 years.In 1865, as the current leases were about to expire, Sir Wiliam Bowyer Smyth, Lord of the manor, decided to claim ownership of the Rye and asserted that he was entitled to the full building value of the land.

Prime examples of the depiction of the male mystique. Mystery requires some illusiveness, the foundations of which are a private life- and no one has a private life in 2017 unless you live without a mobile phone.

Objectively, you wouldn’t wanted to go for a drink with these people. For obvious reasons secrecy and not saying much really turns us on as a species. A tool that was created in order to allow us to connect with each other more efficiently has become a barrier to meaningful interactions.

Nothing is sacred and technology has all but stripped modern romance of mystery.

“I shall have to do research’, Dougal mused, ‘into their inner lives. It will be necessary to discover the spiritual well-spring, the glorious history of the place, before I am able to offer some impetus.” (from , Muriel Spark, 1960) Common Ground is a research project centered around Peckham, a South East London neighborhood which is undergoing significant changes in both its social and physical fabric.

Jewellery designer Alice Mc Lean and design historian Justine Boussard are developing strategies for sharing and recording the local history of Peckham.

Using history and craft as tools to understand the present, they will create a collection of objects for and with the people of Peckham, capturing a moment in time that sees continuity and change collide.

As humans we obsessively crave a) pain and b) what we cannot have (which I guess are interlinked) when it comes to matters of the heart. Enigmatic, brooding, quiet people are always our heartthrobs and our anti-heroes, our dream prom date, the subject of our reveries and the objects of our desire.

Think of any Hollywood rom-com: there ye shall find yourself a romantic figure who’s not all they seem - Superman, James Bond and Ryan Gosling in the Notebook, Brad Pitt in Meet Joe Black.

“I just don’t get why they can’t put women on the money! If you like your chicks in twos a la Drake and also my life story, this is the bill for you.

Honestly, all I remember is that there was this holiday where I brought a very sacred dessert home with me from college and then drank some wine and ended up sitting at a family meal screaming about feminism with my eyes half-shut. She appeared in Dante’s Divine Comedy in Paradiso, which is nice because it would have been sad to see her in one of the circles of Hell.

In young adult (YA) as well as adult romance novels. Very few single girls can muster up the courage to refuse to meet or talk to their fiancé after the engagement, even though their shyness might entice them to.