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Julia Thomas - Author

About the Author

Julia Thomas established the award-winning free-from bakery, Cake Angels, after being diagnosed with breast cancer during pregnancy. Being a lifelong baker and cake lover, Julia was determined to still enjoy delicious cakes while following nutritional advice to remove diary from her diet. As she began to recover, she also began to experiment. Her cakes were such a success that she was soon asked to bake wheat-, gluten- and diary-free cakes for friends and family. A year of research and testing later and Cake Angels was born. It now delivers great-tasting cakes nationwide through www.cakeangels.co.uk. Julia lives in Hereford with her husband and son, Charlie. She continues to bake every cake in her home kitchen.

Featured books by Julia Thomas

Other books by Julia Thomas

Free from Desserts Pies, Puddings & Ice Creams All Without Dairy, Wheat and Gluten

Free from Desserts Pies, Puddings & Ice Creams All Without Dairy, Wheat and Gluten

Author: Julia Thomas Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/03/2019

More and more people are cutting out wheat, gluten and dairy from their diets, and the number of alternative ingredients available in supermarkets is growing rapidly to meet the demand. The most daunting part of this way of eating is the prospect of leaving behind indulgent desserts forever. In this stunning book, Julia Thomas provides more than 100 recipes illustrating how easy it is to make light, crisp pastry, gooey chocolate fondants, cheesecake, ice cream, creamy iced desserts, steamed sponges and all sorts of sticky sweet accompaniments without the need for wheat flour, butter or cream. Aimed at coeliacs, the lactose intolerant and anyone who simply wants to cut down on wheat, gluten or dairy, this easy-to-follow book features information on alternative ingredients, clear step-by-step instructions and irresistible recipes to give everyone the confidence to tackle free-from desserts. And no one will ever guess that the amazing dishes you're serving are made without these classic baking ingredients.

Nineteenth-Century Illustration and the Digital Studies in Word and Image

Nineteenth-Century Illustration and the Digital Studies in Word and Image

Author: Julia Thomas Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/07/2017

This book brings the study of nineteenth-century illustrations into the digital age. The key issues discussed include the difficulties of making illustrations visible online, the mechanisms for searching the content of illustrations, and the politics of crowdsourced image tagging. Analyzing a range of online resources, the book offers a conceptual and critical model for engaging with and understanding nineteenth-century illustration through its interplay with the digital. In its exploration of the intersections between historic illustrations and the digital, the book is of interest to those working in illustration studies, digital humanities, word and image, nineteenth-century studies, and visual culture.

Only Eight

Only Eight

Author: Julia Thomas, Kristi Thomas-Soares Format: eBook Release Date: 30/08/2016

Can an eight-year-old girl really make a difference?See what happens when one girl sets her mind to help others. Kids will learn that even if you're only 8, you can make a great impact in your community.

Shakespeare's Shrine The Bard's Birthplace and the Invention of Stratford-upon-Avon

Shakespeare's Shrine The Bard's Birthplace and the Invention of Stratford-upon-Avon

Author: Julia Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/01/2015

Anyone who has paid the entry fee to visit Shakespeare's Birthplace on Henley Street in Stratford-upon-Avon-and there are some 700,000 a year who do so-might be forgiven for taking the authenticity of the building for granted. The house, as the official guidebooks state, was purchased by Shakespeare's father, John Shakespeare, in two stages in 1556 and 1575, and William was born and brought up there. The street itself might have changed through the centuries-it is now largely populated by gift and tea shops-but it is easy to imagine little Will playing in the garden of this ancient structure, sitting in the inglenook in the kitchen, or reaching up to turn the Gothic handles on the weathered doors. In Shakespeare's Shrine Julia Thomas reveals just how fully the Birthplace that we visit today is a creation of the nineteenth century. Two hundred years after Shakespeare's death, the run-down house on Henley Street was home to a butcher shop and a pub. Saved from the threat of an ignominious sale to P. T. Barnum, it was purchased for the English nation in 1847 and given the picturesque half-timbered facade first seen in a fanciful 1769 engraving of the building. A perfect confluence of nationalism, nostalgia, and the easy access afforded by rail travel turned the house in which the Bard first drew breath into a major tourist attraction, one artifact in a sea of Shakespeare handkerchiefs, eggcups, and door-knockers. It was clear to Victorians on pilgrimage to Stratford just who Shakespeare was, how he lived, and to whom he belonged, Thomas writes, and the answers were inseparable from Victorian notions of class, domesticity, and national identity. In Shakespeare's Shrine she has written a richly documented and witty account of how both the Bard and the Warwickshire market town of his birth were turned into enduring symbols of British heritage-and of just how closely contemporary visitors to Stratford are following in the footsteps of their Victorian predecessors.

Shakespeare's Shrine The Bard's Birthplace and the Invention of Stratford-upon-Avon

Shakespeare's Shrine The Bard's Birthplace and the Invention of Stratford-upon-Avon

Author: Julia Thomas Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/05/2012

Anyone who has paid the entry fee to visit Shakespeare's Birthplace on Henley Street in Stratford-upon-Avon-and there are some 700,000 a year who do so-might be forgiven for taking the authenticity of the building for granted. The house, as the official guidebooks state, was purchased by Shakespeare's father, John Shakespeare, in two stages in 1556 and 1575, and William was born and brought up there. The street itself might have changed through the centuries-it is now largely populated by gift and tea shops-but it is easy to imagine little Will playing in the garden of this ancient structure, sitting in the inglenook in the kitchen, or reaching up to turn the Gothic handles on the weathered doors. In Shakespeare's Shrine Julia Thomas reveals just how fully the Birthplace that we visit today is a creation of the nineteenth century. Two hundred years after Shakespeare's death, the run-down house on Henley Street was home to a butcher shop and a pub. Saved from the threat of an ignominious sale to P. T. Barnum, it was purchased for the English nation in 1847 and given the picturesque half-timbered facade first seen in a fanciful 1769 engraving of the building. A perfect confluence of nationalism, nostalgia, and the easy access afforded by rail travel turned the house in which the Bard first drew breath into a major tourist attraction, one artifact in a sea of Shakespeare handkerchiefs, eggcups, and door-knockers. It was clear to Victorians on pilgrimage to Stratford just who Shakespeare was, how he lived, and to whom he belonged, Thomas writes, and the answers were inseparable from Victorian notions of class, domesticity, and national identity. In Shakespeare's Shrine she has written a richly documented and witty account of how both the Bard and the Warwickshire market town of his birth were turned into enduring symbols of British heritage-and of just how closely contemporary visitors to Stratford are following in the footsteps of their Victorian predecessors.

Pictorial Victorians The Inscription of Values in Word and Image

Pictorial Victorians The Inscription of Values in Word and Image

Author: Julia Thomas Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/10/2004

The Victorians were image obsessed. The middle decades of the nineteenth century saw an unprecedented growth in the picture industry. Technological advances enabled the Victorians to adorn with images the pages of their books and the walls of their homes. But this was not a wholly visual culture. Pictorial Victorians focuses on two of the most popular mid-nineteenth-century genres-illustration and narrative painting-that blurred the line between the visual and textual. Illustration negotiated text and image on the printed page, while narrative painting juxtaposed the two media in its formulation of pictorial stories. Author Julia Thomas reassesses mid-nineteenth-century values in the light of this interplay. The dialogue between word and image generates meanings that are intimately related to the Victorians' image of themselves. Illustrations in Victorian publications and the narrative scenes that lined the walls of the Royal Academy reveal the Victorians' ideas about the world in which they lived and their notions of gender, class, and race. Pictorial Victorians surveys a range of material, from representations of the crinoline, to the illustrations that accompanied Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin and Tennyson's poetry, to paintings of adultery. It demonstrates that the space between text and image is one in which values are both constructed and questioned.

Reading Images

Reading Images

Author: Julia Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/09/2000

Is seeing a matter of nature? Does perspective show things as they really are? Can we read an image in the same way as a text? Reading Images draws together essays that attempt to answer these questions but in a variety of ways and from the different theoretical positions offered by psychoanalysis, semiotics, poststructuralism and postmodernism. The anthology opens up a dialogue between seeing and the seen, text and image, theory and practice. By discussing a range of visual material, from advertising and architecture to painting and photography, it crosses generic and disciplinary boundaries and suggests ways in which vision and visuality are related to questions of textuality, subjectivity, race and gender.

Reading Images

Reading Images

Author: Julia Thomas Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/09/2000

Is seeing a matter of nature? Does perspective show things as they really are? Can we read an image in the same way as a text? Reading Images draws together essays that attempt to answer these questions but in a variety of ways and from the different theoretical positions offered by psychoanalysis, semiotics, poststructuralism and postmodernism. The anthology opens up a dialogue between seeing and the seen, text and image, theory and practice. By discussing a range of visual material, from advertising and architecture to painting and photography, it crosses generic and disciplinary boundaries and suggests ways in which vision and visuality are related to questions of textuality, subjectivity, race and gender.

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