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
Victorian Christmas Superstitions.
These days it seems shops put up Christmas decorations earlier and earlier, oblivious to the Victorian superstition that it was unlucky to decorate before…Continue
Added by Grace Elliot on December 22, 2010 at 7:01am — 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!
Added by Grace Elliot on December 21, 2010 at 2:31pm — No Comments
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
Added by Grace Elliot on December 19, 2010 at 12:38pm — No Comments
As Christmas approached the Victorian’s had a tradition called ‘Stir Up Sunday’. This was held to be the day when that year’s Christmas pudding was made. A family event, it was considered good luck for everyone to stir the pudding mix – clockwise with their eyes shut or the wish wouldn’t come true. So you could be forgiven for thinking that this is where ‘Stir up Sunday’ originates from.
But you would be wrong...
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Added by Grace Elliot on December 14, 2010 at 3:06pm — No Comments
Would it surprise you to know that in Victorian times you were well off and owned a pet cat you were liable to be called eccentric?
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Added by Grace Elliot on December 12, 2010 at 3:37pm — No Comments
The blurb for ‘A Dead Man’s Debt’ mentions the heroine Celeste Armitage being ‘…sent from the ton in disgrace.’
As a lover of the regency the ton is a familiar expression…Continue
Added by Grace Elliot on December 7, 2010 at 2:44pm — No Comments
Seeing how my cats reacted to the cold weather, but me in mind of a wager between the Georgian politician, Charles James Fox and Prinny, the Prince of Wales. To find out what the wager was, what it has to do with cats and the weather...and who won… visit the…Continue
Added by Grace Elliot on December 5, 2010 at 11:58am — No Comments