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Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management: A Victorian Publishing Phenomenon

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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The Library of Babel

What if I told you that a place existed where every book ever written, and every book to be written, existed. You may think I need to put away my laptop and stop spreading such rubbish on this blog, or perhaps you would recognise a familiar story. 624 more words

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India Knight vs. Mrs Beeton

Now that I share my humble abode and the bills it generates with the chap, I don’t have to employ as many thrifty tactics as I once did during my time at University. 516 more words


International Women's Day blog. Famous female writers who died from complications of pregnancy and childbirth.

In western society it’s easy to think that giving birth is safe, yet according to the World Health Organisation, about 800 women worldwide still die from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth every day. 799 more words

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Red herring in the common English mode

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


Mrs Beeton's Family Cookery

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

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