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Inspiration, October 9

Continuing in the architectural vein . . .

This is an actual photograph — check out all the dusters! I like the bridge-type structure in the background. 50 more words


Inspiration, October 8

I love the old architecture in this photo.

Churches, train stations, old buildings. I love thinking about what my cities are going to look like. Horse-drawn buggies, cobblestone, … 7 more words


Savory Links

Sure we’ve all imagined taking a trip back into a period of time that has interested us, but this couple took their love of the Victorian Era to a whole new level with some unexpected results. 195 more words

Art History

The Lollies and Sweets of the Victorian Era: a Steampunk Perspective

This blog was inspired by a Facebook discussion with my friend Sarah, so I’m dedicating it to her.


     In speaking of confectionary, it should be remarked that all the various preparations above named come, strictly speaking, under that head; for the various fruits, flowers, herbs, roots, and juices, which, when boiled with sugar, were formerly employed in pharmacy as well as for sweetmeats, were called _confections_, from the Latin word _conficere_, ‘to make up;’ but the term confectionary embraces a very large class indeed of sweet food, many kinds of which should not be attempted in the ordinary cuisine.

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Changes in Weaponry at the End of the Regency + a Giveaway

This post appeared the last week of September on Caroline Warfield’s most-excellent blog on historical fiction/fact, but I thought I’d share it here in case some of you missed it. 1,285 more words

British History

Teaser Tuesday: The Earl and the Artificer

Hey, everyone! I have been holding off for quite a while now with posting a teaser from The Earl and the Artificer, aka book 3. 1,033 more words


Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin


Few works of literature are as universally beloved as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Now, in this spellbinding historical novel, we meet the young girl whose bright spirit sent her on an unforgettable trip down the rabbit hole–and the grown woman whose story is no less enthralling. 639 more words

Women Writers