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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Review: the Victorian Treasury by Lucinda Hawksley

This book is not to be confused with the Little Book of the Tudors. Though they may look similar, they are not in the same series! Then, which one is better? This one or the Little Book? Here’s a short review ! Honestly, when I read both the books, I thought they were from the […]

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Review: Severed by Frances Larson

As you probably know by now, I’m fascinated by death. I don’t know why? But especially death in by gone times is really fascinating to me. I could write a book about the fun facts I know about this. But here we are, reading a review about the history of decapitation, and it’s honestly a […]

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Review: How to be a Victorian by Ruth Goodman

I love history, and especially the Victorian era. Yes, I’m one of those people. What I’m not a fan of, are non-fiction books written as if no one had any joy in writing them. And that’s how How to be a Victorian is different!

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Review: Rest in Pieces by Bess Lovejoy

I’ve wanted this book for A-G-E-S. Why? I love dead people. Ok, that sounds disturbing, but I am fascinated by death and what happened to people. And boy, did  a LOT happen to dead people.

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