Monthly Archives: April 2013

The Star of Israel, Mendoza the Jew

Daniel Mendoza was the first Jewish prize fighter to become Champion of England from 1792 to 1795. Mendoza stood but 5’7”, but he was a scrapper. Weighing in a 11.5 stone (160 pounds), he was billed as “Mendoza the Jew.” … Continue reading

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The Magnificent Cheshire Cathedral

Cathedral is the mother church of the Church of England Diocese of Chester, and is located in the city of Chester, Cheshire, England. The cathedral, formerly St Werburgh’s abbey church of a Benedictine monastery, is dedicated to Christ and the … Continue reading

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What is “Swarming” in Book Terms?

This article infuriates me. I have seen a few such comments on my own books. I have personally known of those who upped their ratings with positive reviews from friends and family and who have “attacked” other writers with the … Continue reading

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Groan!!! More Editing Tips

If the people with whom we communicate understand us when we use “may” instead of “can,” or “convince” instead of “persuade,” or “one another” when we should be using “each other,” does it really matter? Semanticists often accept the changes, … Continue reading

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Criminal Conversation During the Regency

In a recent article I did for “Eccentrics of the Regency,” I did a piece on Edward Hughes Ball Hughes. In the piece, I wrote: “Hughes’ older sister Catherine Ball was a socialite, journalist, and novelist who eventually styled herself … Continue reading

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The Haunting of Portland Castle

Portland Castle is one of the Device Forts, also known as Henrician Castles, built in 1539 by Henry VIII on the Isle of Portland to guard the natural Portland anchorage known as the Portland Roads. The castle lies in the … Continue reading

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Protecting Yourself Online

  I found this article very informative, and I thought you might also. It comes from Linda Bernstein and PBS’s Next Avenue. You may read the complete article at http://www.nextavenue.org/article/2013-01/7-steps-protect-your-online-security Linda Bernstein writes: Around 11 a.m. on New Year’s Eve day, … Continue reading

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