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TV Ramblings 16 – Mr. Selfridge

 Mr. Selfridge

A belated posting on the second season of the series set in the early decades of the 20th century. I should have done it after it wrapped up but I think a little distance makes me appreciate the story better. 1,006 more words

Movies And Series

Agatha Christie: Looking for Mr. Right

Thinking back over her teenage years, English crime novelist Agatha Christie (1890-1976) wasn’t sure how long she had been at her finishing school in Paris. In her autobiography, she wrote: 1,831 more words


How to be a Victorian: A Snapshot

Read:   April 2014

Author:  Ruth Goodman

Published:  2013

Genre:  Nonfiction / History

Selected By:  Elle Tea

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Interim Reviews

The Greatest African American and Afro-American Martial Artists in History

By Ben Miller

When asked to recall a great martial artist of African descent born in the Americas, the average person is likely to mention a twentieth-century boxer such as Joe Louis, or a more recent exponent of the Asian martial arts, such as Jim Kelly. 4,077 more words



Read:  March 2014

Author:  Jane Austen

Published:  1815

Genre:  Fiction

Selected By:  Elle Tea

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Estate Jewelry - Everything You Need To Know and More

What does the term “Estate Jewelry” really mean?  Estate Jewelry is a term used to describe previously owned jewelry.   This jewelry is usually acquired from estates or jewelry that has been sold and is often antique or vintage in nature.  455 more words


Woman du Jour.

This is one of my favourite portraits of this era by the one and only John Singer Sargent, an American who crossed of to England and became a highly respected and sought after portrait painter, so much so he became known as the “leading  172 more words