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My inspiration: blizzards and baddies, amongst other things...

It started with a comic. A whole bag of them, in fact. I was 8 or 9 years old and a friend passed on a heap of back numbers so that, instead reading one issue and having to wait a week for the next, I could feast.

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How To Be Happy

The Ladies’ Monthly Museum (London, England), , ; pg. 155. New Readerships.
Gale Document Number: DX1901239667


Betraying Mercy by Amber Lin

Can she be more than a mistress?

With a tarnished reputation, Mercy Lyndhurst expected to become the Earl of Rochford’s mistress, not his wife. Immediately abandoned by her husband after their wedding, Mercy transformed herself from commoner to countess, vowing to protect the lands and people her husband was forced to leave.

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Historical Romance

August 23, 1851

The Mayflower

Sat 23d Aug  The two Mr Lothrops went to the shop after

breakfast and I baked Cake & ginger snaps in

Mrs Witherells oven  This afternoon I went with… 286 more words

19th Century

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. 1818.

Shelley, Mary.  “Frankenstein.”  Penguin Popular Classics; 1994.

Whenever I heard “Frankenstein,” I immediately thought of the movie version of the story.  The only movie I’ve seen, supposedly, based on the book is “Young Frankenstein.”   The film presents some elements of the story in a most engaging fashion, but I am not sure I can say it really did justice to Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein.”   I heard that the book is so much better than a film version.  554 more words

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Perpetual Sunshine

The Englishwoman’s Domestic Magazine (London, England), , ; pg. 23. New Readerships
Gale Document Number: DX1901417121


Church of St Peter, Wolviston

The church is a plain brick building, at the east end of the village, and consists of a nave, with chancel and bell turret. It will seat 250, and was erected in 1876, at a cost of £2500. 43 more words