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Alter egos: from Bowie and Beyoncé to Marcel Duchamp

Artists across the decades have used alter egos to bring their art to life from Charlie Chaplin’s Tramp to Grayson Perry’s Claire

Authors’ pseudonyms: from Agatha Christie to JK Rowling

pseudonyms give authors the freedom to become as malleable as their characters

How Charles Dickens tried to silence buskers

Street music is a common part of London life, but in the 19th century it survived high-profile attempts to ban it

Fragrance and fiction: a heaven scent combination

Alice Dunn sniffs out the perfumes inspired by great literature

The Poetry Lovers Garden. Designed by: Fiona Cadwallader at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017

Finding literary inspiration in the garden

How writers and gardeners have influenced one another’s art