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Review: Beauty, what it is and how to retain it by A Lady

Y’all know that I love history and especially Victorian history and beauty history, so having found a book that is both my favourite topics combined, I can only love it, right? These are a just a selection of the many wisdoms given in the essential guide for women, Beauty, What It Is and How to…… Continue reading Review: Beauty, what it is and how to retain it by A Lady

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Review: Swimming in the Steno Pool by Lynn Peril

Oh Lynn Peril… I love her books so much, and this one hasn’t disappointed me! Millions of women have held the position of secretary, alternately lauded as a breakthrough opportunity and excoriated as dead-end busy work. From the female pioneers who infiltrated Capitol Hill offices during the Civil War to today’s tech-savvy administrative assistants, secretaries…… Continue reading Review: Swimming in the Steno Pool by Lynn Peril

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Review: Dangerous Days on the Victorian Railways

I love the Victorian Era. It’s so incredibly fascinating to me! But a book about the history of TRAINS? I never thought I would read a book like this, but my love for Terry Deary is big enough for me to read it. The Victorians risked more than just delays when boarding a steam train…… Continue reading Review: Dangerous Days on the Victorian Railways

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Review: the suspicions of mister Whicher or Murder at Road Hill House by Kate Summerscale

I mean, if you are going to write a book, give it a title that is about as long as the book itself, right? As you may know, I am OBSESSED with the Victorian era, and with detectives, so this book was right up my alley. Murder in Victorian England? Sign me up! I knew…… Continue reading Review: the suspicions of mister Whicher or Murder at Road Hill House by Kate Summerscale

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Review: Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management by Isabella Beeton

Oh, Isabella Beeton, such a short life and now known forever through this book. If you have any interest in Victorian history, you probably know about this book . This book reminds me a lot of “Things a Woman wants to Know”, and essentially, it is. You get tips and tricks about all things in…… Continue reading Review: Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management by Isabella Beeton

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Review: Pink Think by Lynn Peril

As I mentioned in my blogpost about Betty Cornell’s Populiarity Guide, I really like vintage things. So, what was it like to be an actual girl or woman in those mid century times? Lynn Peril writes really great non-fiction books, my review about College Girls is also a book written by her. She writes funnily, not…… Continue reading Review: Pink Think by Lynn Peril

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Review: the Art of English Murder by Lucy Worsley

By now you know that I’m a big detectives fan, I mean, I even have a tag for them on my blog. So how great is a book based on murder and how detectives are what they are today? The synopsis according to Goodreads: Murder — a dark, shameful deed, the last resort of the…… Continue reading Review: the Art of English Murder by Lucy Worsley