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From Where Does That Phrase Come?

This first one is for Brian, who spoke of a preference for the word in one of my recent posts. Codswallop ~ Unknown, attested from 1959 episode of UK TV series Hancock’s Half Hour. The writers (Galton and Simpson) state that … Continue reading

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Birthday Wishes of Love and Joy for This Little One!

My most precious grandson turns 3 today. He has stolen my heart as surely as his father did (nearly 30 years prior). 

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Happy Birthday to Our Precious Girl!

This little girl is one today, and we are celebrating! 

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A Medieval Misconception: All Women Were Chattel, A Guest Post by Kim Rendfeld, who is Celebrating the Release of “The Ashes of Heaven’s Pillar”

Medieval Misconception: All Women Were Chattel By Kim Rendfeld Early medieval women were far from passive damsels waiting for a knight to rescue them. Of course, this time period is hardly an ideal time for women: childbirth so risky expectant … Continue reading

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The Brutality of Jack the Ripper

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a BIG Matthew Macfadyen fan, and so I was very pleased with Season 3 of “Ripper Street” was picked up. The show is a gritty, in-your-face depiction of crime in the Victorian period. … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth I and the Sea Beggars, a Guest Post from Author Barbara Kyle

Today, it is with great pleasure that I welcome a colleague, who specializes in the time of Queen Elizabeth I. I know you will find Barbara Kyle’s story of deception and courage very interesting. The Elizabethan period is considered a … Continue reading

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Pride and Prejudice 200 Excerpt: Darcy Realizes He’s Susceptible to Elizabeth Bennet’s Charms

P&P 200 Darcy Realizes He’s Susceptible to Elizabeth Bennet’s Charms Pride and Prejudice: Scenes Jane Austen Never Wrote retells Austen’s classic from the view of the other characters in the story line (Mr. Collins, the servants, Charlotte Lucas, Bingley, Darcy, … Continue reading

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