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Materialism vs Idealism in Oscar Wilde's The Nightingale and The Rose

Oscar Wilde, author of ‘The Nightingale and the Rose’, was ‘a flamboyant and sparklingly witty Anglo-Irish playwright, poet and critic’ (1) whose ideas and behaviour were often in stark contrast with the stale and conventional society he lived in. 1,771 more words


Toni Maguire - New website

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Here you’ll find out more about me and my published works. It offers insight into my background and interesting news around my current projects and upcoming books. 164 more words

Don't Tell Mummy

Hosting A Séance, Victorian-Style

There’s nothing more titillating than a room full of spirits. If you’re in need of entertaining inspiration over this long weekend, look no further than the spooky Victorian women who adorned their parlors with dripping golden candles and called their dead lovers and friends to come hither during the séance. 58 more words

Victorian Era

Julian Fellowes’ Belgravia: A New Novel by the Creator of Downton Abbey

As a general rule, I don’t accept books for review here at MimiMatthews.com.  However, when I was approached several months ago to participate in the… 1,357 more words

Victorian England

Pretty Jane and the Viper of Kidbrooke Lane: A True Story of Victorian Law and Disorder, The Unsolved Murder that Shocked Victorian England by Paul Thomas Murphy

Life was different in the English Victorian age. There were the gentry, but there was also the merchant class as well as they who were the poor. 535 more words


Review: Love, Lies, and Spies by Cindy Anstey

Published: April 19 2016

Number of pages: 340

Format: paperback

Publisher: Swoon Reads

Genre: romance, historical fiction, mystery, Victorian

Audience: YA

Rating: 2/5 owl hoots… 853 more words

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Trash/Thrash Tuesday: Skyclad - "Penny Dreadful"

Oh hey there little friends.  How’s it going on this Trash/Thrash Tuesday?  Did you spend the weekend sick as hell at home watching weird movies like me?   793 more words

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