For your Sunday enjoyment, an excerpt from 'A Dead Man's Debt.'
In this excerpt we meet Lord Ranulf Charing and his arab stallion,…Continue
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Part 2/2 of funny photos to raise a smile.
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Grace visits the Book Wenches and asks:
Is there a stigma attached to reading romance?
I think so.
It is only since becoming a published author of historical romance that I ‘came out’ and admitted to reading the genre. The strange thing is that since I went public, people I consider perfectly normal, intelligent, fulfilled and responsible, who I never previously suspected of being fellow addicts, also came out and said;…Continue
Gathered by Virgins.
There’s something about a good cup of tea that lubricates thought and helps the day go more smoothly. My parents drink tea by the bucket full, whereas I mainly drink it at work. There are cultural differences to; I believe tea is much less popular in America than it is here in the UK, but strangely the Portuguese and Dutch are big tea drinkers. Anyhow, when tea was first introduced to Britain in the mid 17th century, wild claims…Continue
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Grace is guest blogger over at Night Owl Romance and posts about the lack of women's rites within marriage during the Regency.
For a chance to win a copy of Grace's 5/5 rated historical romance 'A Dead Man's Debt' simply visit the blog and leave a comment.
Good luck !…Continue
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My midweek blog post ponders on whether churches are sinking ....or the dead are rising....
Visit: http://graceelliot-author.blogspot.com for the post.…Continue
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My mid week blog post tells the true story of artist James Whistler, his favorite dog and an eminent ENT surgeon.
Whistler’s Poodle and the Eminent Surgeon.
American born, British based artist, James Abbott Whistler (1834 - 1903) famed for paintings such as ‘Arrangement in Grey and Black, the Artist’s Mother’ (yes, the picture in the first Mr. Bean movie!) and Old Battersea Bridge, was an animal lover. Whistler owned a tortoiseshell cat, but his…Continue
Added by Grace Elliot on February 23, 2011 at 3:17pm — No Comments
Last week I looked at how, in Victorian times, a cat’s reluctance to take medicine might help keep her alive. This week, I look at some of the remedies commonly inflicted on the poor, unsuspecting animals.
Now as any cat owner knows, it’s perfectly normal for a cat to vomit from time to time. However if the vomiting became excessive, one Victorian remedy was to:
TO VIEW THE POST VISIT:…Continue
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A 17th century Pedlar, his Dog and a Church Window.
Discover the true story of how an itinerant pedlar commerated his dog in a church painted window.
I came across the story of the Lambeth Pedlar and his dog whilst researching an article for the veterinary press. In the parish church of Saint Mary’s, Lambeth, to there is a painted glass window of a man weighted down with a back pack, with a dog at his feet. This is…Continue
Added by Grace Elliot on January 30, 2011 at 3:17pm — No Comments
The Name of the Cat.
If you take the responsibility seriously, it is surprisingly difficult to choose the right name for cat. I was recently thrown into confusion when an RSPCA inspector asked me to name the litter of kittens she’d brought in for vaccination. Rescue names usually follow a theme eg. Animals abandoned at Christmas will be named Holly, Ivy, Mistletoe, Noel et.c. When suddenly landed with the responsibility of naming my mind went completely blank – each theme I…Continue
Added by Grace Elliot on January 23, 2011 at 2:43pm — No Comments
In the Middle Ages, a self respecting witch kept a familiar, an animal that acted as a link to the devil. The most commonly recognised familiar was a cat, preferably a black one, but have you ever stopped to wonder why a perfectly adorable animal became linked with black magic?
To answer that question we need to look at the reputation cats had in medieval times. Highly prized as a catcher of mice the 10th century law of Hywel Dda has this to…Continue
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Grace Elliot compared to Georgette Heyer!
New Review posted .
"This is set to be a rollicking good, period romantic saga, although the hints are there that some darker forces and undertones are just waiting in the wings.…
Added by Grace Elliot on January 8, 2011 at 6:31am — No Comments
This week I look at how the Victorians fed their pets in the days of the ‘Cat’s Meat Man.’
‘Many visitors came to the streets…the muffin man and Cats’ Meat Man. The…Continue
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Which is the superior species - dog or cat?
To help you decide read the 'Dog and Cat Diaries' at;
Added by Grace Elliot on December 31, 2010 at 3:55pm — No Comments
Have you discovered the ‘All Things Historical Fiction’ blog yet?
This fresh, innovative blog hosted by Taylor is a must for all fans of historical fiction, be it literature or romance. I’d love you to pop over to read my interview with Taylor and find out we are such kindred spirits!
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I'm pleased to welcome Sybil Nelson author of the exciting YA 'Priscilla the Great' as she stops by on her blog tour.
Sybil shares with us her thoughts on 'The Constant Princess' by Philippa Gregory - well worth a peek!…Continue
Added by Grace Elliot on December 20, 2010 at 7:09am — No Comments
Author of historical romance Grace Elliot, takes a new look at the story of Dick Whittington, to discover just how Puss in Boots earnt him a fortune.
Exactly how did Puss make Dick Whittington’s fortune?
As a child I remember a Christmas treat…Continue
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A chatterbox is a person who talks ten to the dozen, and in the 18th century a chatter-basket referred to a prattling child....But chatter-broth?
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