Napoleon’s Legacy The love affair between Western Europe and ancient Egypt can be traced to Napoleon’s invasion of Alexandria in 1798. I had always thought of the French mission to Egypt as an “expedition.” In truth it was a military maneuver aimed … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – Taste of the Victorian Era: Egyptomania
In February 1875, the barrister and author Herman Charles Merivale (1839-1906) was committed to Ticehurst in Sussex, a private lunatic asylum owned and run by the Newington family since 1792. Having suffered from what would nowadays be deemed as depression, … Continue reading My Experiences in a Lunatic Asylum, by Herman Charles Merivale; 1879
After I published the article yesterday about the Victorian book Advice for Single Ladies by Haydn Brown I decided to see what else was available from the British Library Publishing Division.
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A book that was written in the Victorian era by a relatively unknown author has been republished by the British Library Publishing Division. It’s now enjoying a flurry of interest because the advice given actually links well to singletons in modern day Britain.
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I’ve been sent an excerpt of a book from a new author called E.M. Moon. It looks quite interesting and I’ll be reviewing the full novel in due course.
Have a read and let me know what you think. Continue reading “The S.A.I.N.T.S series: The Captain and the Alchemist by E.M. Moon”
The sixth volume of the Steampunk Originals comics has began preparation with a call for steampunk authors and illustrators. Already featuring over 100 writers, the comics have an array of stories to create more variation within the steampunk theme. Also, because the project is organised through a Facebook page, anyone working on the project can collaborate and support each other.
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