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

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 [...]

Review: Swimming in the Steno Pool by Lynn Peril

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]