The Victorian Times Collection Volume I

The Victorian Times Collection Volume I : July-December 2014

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Even after 100 years, we are captivated by the elegance, style, grace and charm of the Victorian era. We want to experience it in our homes, our crafts, our daily lives. And no publication enables you to bring the Victorian world "home" like "Victorian Times!" Drawn entirely from Victorian periodicals from the 1840's to the early 1900's, "The Victorian Times Collection" brings you a fresh look at Victorian life, style, tradition and history. Its lavishly illustrated pages will: Tempt you with tantalizing recipes, including authentic cakes, sweets and savories that will make your Victorian tea the talk of the town! Inspire you with elegant craft and embroidery designs to embellish your home - and create unique gifts for family and friends! Offer you a thrilling glimpse of royalty, with rare peeks into the lives of Queen Victorian, her family and household (and pets!) Amuse you with accounts of the quirky, eccentric side of Victorian life, including curious inventions, peculiar customs and odd pets. Provide a glimpse of Victorian America from the British standpoint (which was: "They're not so bad... but they're not like us!") Plus, every issue is packed with articles on history, fashion, folklore, holidays, travel, etiquette, pets, helpful household hints, not-so-helpful medical advice, and a host of other features that bring the Victorian world to life. Victorian Times takes you upstairs and downstairs, from palace to factory - a tour you just can't get anywhere else! This volume brings you the first six issues of Victorian Times (July-December 2014) in a beautiful bound collection that is sure to win a cherished spot on your bookshelf. Start enjoying the Victorian world as you never have before!"show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 254 pages
  • 216 x 280 x 16mm | 679.99g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507818696
  • 9781507818695

About Moira Allen

Author, book-lover, cat-lover, world traveler, and collector of Victorian magazines and ephemera, Moira Allen knows how to spin a phrase to make her life sound a lot more exciting than it is! While all of the above are true, she actually spends most of her day hunched over a computer keyboard - or a scanner. Allen has loved old magazines since childhood, when she discovered her family's stash of vintage Life Magazines and Saturday Evening Posts in a closet. She was probably the only kid in high school to actually have a collection of Victorian fonts and page decorations - a special treat from when her commercial artist dad would let her tag along on a visit to the art supply store. In England, Allen made the thrilling discovery that one could acquire magazines that were much, much older than that vintage box of Lifes - and the rest, as they say, is history. Literally. Allen now curates a collection of thousands of articles from Victorian periodicals on her website, and produces the monthly Victoriana magazine "Victorian Times." She is a professional writer, with several published books (yep, right here on Amazon). She has lived in England and Germany, and says even her cat has frequent flyer miles (or should). She currently lives in Maryland with her husband and that same well-traveled more