With the royal wedding at the end of this week, my latest blog post reviews some historical trivia to do with marriage.
Was it better to see a toad or a monk on the way to the church?
How much did it cost to buy a bride?
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Added by Grace Elliot on April 27, 2011 at 11:31am — No Comments
This week's excerpt from 'A Dead Man's Debt' joins Celeste, disguised as a maid, as she attempts to flee with evidence that would clear Lord Ranulf's name. (5 star rated historical romance.)
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It’s a fact, not widely acknowledged, that the witch hunts of the 16th and 17th centuries but the development of some modern medicines back several hundred years.
So how can this be when witches had a reputation as evil women, who used black magic and charms to lay curses and do the devil’s work.
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Added by Grace Elliot on April 20, 2011 at 4:47pm — No Comments
Part 2/2 of funny photos to raise a smile.
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My personal motto should be, 'If you want something done, ask a busy person.'
Today I'm visiting the lovely Deborah Melanie's blog (author of 'Winter's Spirit' ) and posting about why this being busy keeps me going...
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Added by Grace Elliot on April 16, 2011 at 5:43pm — No Comments
Yeah! I'm bouncing round the room after reading this awesome review for "A Dead Man's Debt."
> I honestly have to say that this story surprised me on nearly every turn. Just when I thought I had the storyline predicted that I knew what was going to…
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On a dull Wednesday, here's a little something to help you smile.
(Follow the link)
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Simply follow the link:
to Coffee and Romance, and leave a comment for a chance to win.
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A lovely comment on an Amazon forum made me smile today:
"Every once in a while I accidentally discover the work of an author I can't stop raving about. Grace Elliot is one such author. I just started reading my copy of A Dead Man's Debt by Grace Elliot. So far, I'm loving it! The prose is extremely beautiful and the descriptions so far have been nothing short of breathtakings! And there have been one or two scenes that brought out a belly laugh! I'm really excited about this…Continue
Added by Grace Elliot on April 11, 2011 at 4:21pm — No Comments
By the 1880’s tea drinking became an upper class ritual. Ladies gathering around a silver tea pot with elegant porcelain cups became symbols of good taste and refinement and the preparation of tea was an art in itself. A popular household manual from the 1880’s ‘Enquire With Upon Everything’ instructs on how to make the perfect brew.
- Use freshly boiled water, not exhausted by prolonged boiling
- Scald the pot with hot water then empty…Continue
Added by Grace Elliot on April 10, 2011 at 1:59pm — No Comments
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
Added by Grace Elliot on April 7, 2011 at 8:28am — No Comments
My weekend blog post starts with a question:
Which of the following is used as a lightning conductor?
A – Growing the plant ‘House Leek’ in the garden
B - Wearing a crown of laurels during a thunderstorm.
C - An iron pole connected to the ground via a metal strip.
D - Ringing church bells.
E - Having a ‘Witch post’ near the main door.
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