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Ben Downing

Ben Downing's Queen Bee of Tuscany: The Redoubtable Janet Ross was published last year by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

article archive

Strange figures among the crags | March 2014

During World War II, Crete had a profound impact on several writers, including Patrick Leigh Fermor


Si jeunesse savait, si vieillesse pouvait | November 2013


You’ve got mail | May 2013

A review of Distant Intimacy: A Friendship in the Age of the Internet by Mr. Frederic Raphael


All that glitters | March 2013

A review of The Glitter and the Gold: The American Duchess---in Her Own Words by Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan


Of nobs & nimrods | October 2012

A review of Prairie Fever: British Aristocrats in the American West 1830-1890 by Peter Pagnamenta

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books by author

The Calligraphy Shop

The Calligraphy Shop

by Ben Downing

$14.95

 

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Queen Bee of Tuscany: The Redoubtable Janet Ross

Queen Bee of Tuscany: The Redoubtable Janet Ross

by Ben Downing

$28.00

 

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