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Loreena McKennit and English Literature

What more enjoyable way to take in English literature than to be able to listen to it?

At least I don’t know most poems as well as I do these: 28 more words

MA Reading List/Anglophone

My Lady Chanworths receipt for Jumballs

It’s high time that we talk about jumballs. We were initially mystified by the moniker, but jumballs are a classic early modern treat: A rich, satisfying, highly-spiced, shortbread cookie. 758 more words

A Letter-Writing Spirit

Miss Florence Marryat is an authoress and therefore given to story-telling; but the strange tale she tells in this month’s number of the Idler (Chatto and Windus) is written in the spirit of sober truth. 876 more words


Mrs McVinnie's London Season by Carla Kelly

Widowed at 24 by war, Jeannie McVinnie wishes to free her father-in-law to join his old regiment for a Highlands fishing trip. She practices a small deception by accepting an invitation issued to another Jeannie McVinnie: a plea for help from Captain William Summers to his former nursemaid to oversee the London Season of his spoiled ward.

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Historical Romance

Gay Love in the Victorian Age

Gay Love in the Victorian Age

all images via http://victoriangentlemeninlove.tumblr.com check that out for more men in love and making love portrayed in the victorian age. 16 more words


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I have been having a semi-terrible week (my cat went missing, among other things) so my mental energy is not really high enough to do a full-length post. 469 more words

19th Century

Esteemed thinker: Winslow Homer

Nature’s influence is as expansive as the wonders she endows upon us. And with this thought one can only turn to the arts for examples of such marvels. 384 more words

19th Century