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The Devil's Night Fire Tart

A cognac crème brûlée tart inspired by Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita.

Magical realism is probably my favorite genre; I like how introducing the fantastic into an existing political or social context engages both my imagination and my (somewhat pretentious) analytical sensibilities. 1,182 more words


A pilfering barmaid at the Rising Sun

Florence Savins was a barmaid at the Old Rising Sun on Marylebone High Street. She was just 19 years old, and had been working at the pub for around two months. 299 more words

19th Century

Children at work: Birmingham's Climbing Boys

In September, 1826, Aris’s reported the awful story of a child stuck in a chimney for more than five hours. The boy, a chimney sweep only seven years of age, was freed through the dismantling of part of the chimney stack. 698 more words


The final resting place of the Bishops of London

I’ve lost count of the number of times I walked past this church and its burial ground before finally stopping to explore it.  All Saints, Fulham, is situated close to the River Thames, and is the twin to the more famous church on the other side of Putney Bridge – St Mary the Virgin, Putney.  1,503 more words


January 30, 1852

Jan 1852

Jan 30th  Friday  Have commenced making a flannel

skirt for self & finished Susans dark print apron.

Mother self passed the afternoon at Edwins.   275 more words

19th Century

Lauren Gao's Extra Credit: Victorian London: A bit of ee-nif 'cant',

Now the two Victorian London accents I, most likely, just insensitively appropriated and horribly butchered were of the Costermongers and London’s Cadgers (beggars). While reading around Lee Jackson’s… 785 more words

Spring 2015 Blog

Cranford - Elizabeth Gaskell

From Goodreads.com: In this witty and poignant comedy of early-Victorian life in a country town, Elizabeth Gaskell describes the uneventful lives of the lady-like inhabitants so as to offer an ironic commentary on the diverse experiences of men and women. 575 more words

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