The May 2016 issue of Dolls House & Miniature Scene is now on sale for only £4.25
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You may not know this, but I am a bit of a secret history buff, I love nothing more than watching a TV documentary about the Romans, Saxons and Normans. I also enjoy looking at old maps of places I’ve visited and when time allows, I especially like to explore National Trust properties, my favourite being Corfe Castle in Dorset. The story of its construction is fascinating, its location with stunning views makes it all the more appealing. Anyway, I am rambling, what I wanted to do was introduce a fabulous new
feature to the magazine, entitled Treasure Hunting: we open the doors to dolls houses on display in our beloved National Trust properties, beginning with the stunning medieval Nostell in West Yorkshire. I won’t give away too much, but it’s an excellent read and Nostell has been added to my list of trips for this year. Elsewhere, world renowned artist Jamie Carrington speaks to us about his ideas and inspiration. Deb Weissler chats to Lars Mikkelsen, a woodworker inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and Sharon Lascelles describes how she converted a run-down basement into a devoted space for her collection. Also included in this month’s magazine are brilliant projects from your favourite contributors, including a wonderful 1/12th scale drop leaf table by Ruth Flewelling Lesbirel.