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October 27, 1666: I Did It with My Box of Matches

When the ashes settled after the great Chicago Fire, folks looked to assign blame and pointed their fingers at a cow.  The English were also looking to fix blame for a fire some two centuries earlier.  272 more words

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Review: A Cotswold Christmas by Kate Hewitt 

This quick and easy holiday romance was cute, but not as satisfying as I’d hoped. Maybe its brevity precluded some of the depth I’ve come to appreciate in cozy romance novels. 162 more words


Tips 'n trips: England - Peak District walk (Ilam & Dovedale)

Last week I told you about our first walk in the beautiful English Peak District (which you can read here). Guess what… today it’s all about the second walk we did whilst on holiday in the Peak District last year in April! 423 more words

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Once A Scoundrel by Anna Harrington

Euphoric!  Joyful!!  Uplifting!!!

These are but a few words to describe the latest release, Once A Scoundrel, written by Anna Harrington.  Once again, Ms. Harrington has penned  a classic historical romance in which the characters literally leap off the page in this fourth installment from the… 213 more words


Paradise Lodge by Nina Stibbe

I order fiction at my academic library, and I like to order novels whose characters work in fields our students are studying. That is why  235 more words

27 October 939 A.D. The Death of Æthelstan, English king #Onthisday

Ethelstan was born in 894 A.D. and died #onthisday in history 27th October 929 A.D.. He was the King of the Anglo-Saxons from 924-927 A.D. and the King of the English from 927-939 A.D. 183 more words