I’m guest posting today over at the English Historical Fiction Authors blog! If you would like to learn more about Isabella Beeton and her famous 19th century Book of Household Management (in which she addresses everything from cooking and cleaning to childrearing, animal husbandry, and even the law), do stop by and have a look at my new article… 24 more words
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Last week WiSER hosted the Johannesburg launch of Antoinette Burton and Isabel Hofmeyr‘s new edited collection Ten Books That Shaped the British Empire: Creating an Imperial Commons… 1,243 more words
International Women's Day blog. Famous female writers who died from complications of pregnancy and childbirth.
You may have seen my post about red herring… not the idiom in common English, but the nineteenth century description of kippers. Eliza Acton was born in 1799 and was a forerunner to the more famous Isabella Beeton, and her book ‘Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management’; Miss Acton wrote ‘Modern Cookery’ which was published in 1845, fourteen years before Mrs Beeton. 153 more words
I am nearly back to normal and organised after my impromptu trip to catch up with your posts. :-)
I was having so much fun reading through the first of the old books from my aunt that I launched straight into reading the second one; Mr’s Beeton’s Family Cookery. 1,093 more words