Myrna Schkolne is an independent scholar with a passionate interest in early English earthenware figures. Her book People, Passions, Pastimes, and Pleasures: Staffordshire Figures 1810?835, published in 2006, was the first exploration of the social history mirrored in these figures. Myrna lectures and publishes in her field. She resides in the United States, but she maintains an ongoing dialogue with collectors worldwide through her web site,

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