Monthly Archives: November 2012

Northanger Horrid Novels

I wanted to introduce our visitors to what are known as the Northanger Horrid Novels, seven early Gothic examples of fiction. These books were among the many published by Minerva Press in the late 1700s and early 1800s. William Lane … Continue reading

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Regency Era Lexicon – The Letters “P” and “Q”

packet – a ship carrying mail (and occasionally passengers) along a regularly defined route packman – a peddler of ladies’ goods (linen and cotton) paddock – a horse pasture page – a boy hired to run errands, etc. palace – … Continue reading

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Adder Stones, Hag Stones, Witch Stones…Do You Know These?

Adder stones are usually glass stones with a naturally occurring stone in them. Archaeologists have found them in both Britain and Egypt. In Britain, they stones are also called hag stones, witch stones, serpent’s eggs, or snake’s eggs. In Wales, … Continue reading

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Introducing AvonSocialReader.Com

This article comes from Forbes. If you would like to read the entire article, please visit, http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelhumphrey/2012/10/16/learning-from-fifty-shades-of-grey-avon-books-and-facebook-tap-social-romance-market/   10/16/2012 Learning From ‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ Avon Books And Facebook Tap Social Romance Market   We’ve known for years that word-of-mouth marketing … Continue reading

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Book Industry ~ Not a Dinosaur, After All

This article comes from The Atlantic, to read the entire article, please visit http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/print/2012/10/ignore-the-doomsayers-the-book-industry-is-actually-adapting-well/263992/ Ignore the Doomsayers: The Book Industry Is Actually Adapting Well By Peter Osnos Numbers show that the publishing industry is handling the rise of e-readers better than what … Continue reading

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Regency Era Lexicon – And Then We Find “N” and “O”

national school – schools set up by the Church of England’s National Society for Promoting the Education of the Poor in the Principles of the Established Church throughout England and Wales; originally founded in 1811; organized to teach children to … Continue reading

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What You Didn’t Know About Thanksgiving…

It took more than 200 years after the first Thanksgiving before it became an official holiday. The first Thanksgiving was a three day feast, which included hunting, athletic games, and eating. The Pilgrims dined on venison, NOT turkey. There was … Continue reading

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