Victorian Times - January 2015

Victorian Times - January 2015

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Victorian Times starts the new year with yet another edition chock-full of insights and personal glimpses into the Victorian world! This month, you'll meet the favorite dogs of Queen Victoria; discover some strange Victorian devices and inventions; learn what makes the 19th century woman "empowered"; and share famous children's author E. Nesbit's reminiscences about her childhood. This issue also brings you a glimpse of "American cookery" as well as some intriguing dishes provided for the medieval courts of England. Explore the etiquette of calling cards, and discover what it was like to be a British rancher in 19th-century southern California! (That's right, just outside the "busy town" of Los Angeles!) Plus, of course, our regular round-up of recipes, craft articles, fashion tips and more!show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 215.9 x 279.4 x 2.54mm | 163.29g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507557531
  • 9781507557532

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