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Review: Vintage Secrets Hollywood Beauty by Laura Slater

I’ve read so many vintage beauty books that I’m surprised that I haven’t read them all yet! This is the newest one to my collection, and I was a bit weary reading it. I’m not sure why, but I was! Did my gut feeling prove me right? A stylish and informative guide to beauty from…… Continue reading Review: Vintage Secrets Hollywood Beauty by Laura Slater

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Review: Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo

Sometimes you read a book and you feel so connected with it, you want your children, your cousins, your nieces and nephews, just all children and adults of the world, read it. Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls is one of those books. What if the princess didn’t marry Prince Charming but instead went on to…… Continue reading Review: Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo

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Review: Witchcraft, a very short introduction by Malcolm Gaskill

Witchcraft is such an interesting subject. Almost all cultures have a form of witches and that’s just so interesting. I learned a little bit about the history of witchcraft in high school, about the witch craze that went on for a few hundred years, but that’s about it. Did this book fill the void of…… Continue reading Review: Witchcraft, a very short introduction by Malcolm Gaskill

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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