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Early On

Isobel and Michael Armstrong


About the author

Isobel Armstrong,a fellow of the British Academy and a senior research fellow of the Institute of English Studies, is the author, most recently, of Victorian Glassworlds: Glass Culture and the Imagination, 1830 to 1880 (Oxford). Her poetry appears regularly in The Shearsman.

Michael Armstrong was the longtime head teacher at Harwell Primary School in Oxfordshire and is the author, most recently, of What Children Know: Essays on Children’s Literacy and Visual Art(

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