It’s true. We are obsessed with Alice. That pleasant day in 1862, spent on a river trip up the Thames with a picnic, served as a launching point for something that would change the literary world forever. The enduring popularity of Alice in Wonderland for over 150 years is truly a phenomenon and during its... Continue Reading →
Revisit and celebrate five great 19th-century British novels that helped create the Gothic and Horror genres!
In an era when the life expectancy was short, and the child mortality rate was high, the passing of time was keenly felt. Even the ordinary days were cause for celebration, and the little rituals of everyday life became a festivity in their own rite. Teatime was one such ritual…greatly anticipated and acknowledged religiously. While... Continue Reading →
"Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management" became an acclaimed necessity, answering questions of new Victorian brides with timeless wisdom.
You are, as poet Henry David Thoreau said, about to be "rich, if not in money, in sunny hours and summer days." However shall you occupy them? Perhaps. . .