Monthly Archives: December 2014

Fake Reviews on Some of Your Favorite Book Lists…What Do You Think?

Faux Books and Reviews??? What Do You Think? Below is an excerpt from a fabulous article on a phenomenon I have witnessed on Amazon and Barnes & Noble in the form of “fake” reviews for books. I have a writer … Continue reading

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Do You Speak Jane Austen? Part Three

The last third of the alphabet was a bit of a challenge. The letters “x” and “z” were less than cooperative. I searched Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, and Mansfield Park for the letters, but was, generally, unsuccessful. “X” … Continue reading

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Nomenclature of Addressing the Nobility or the Aristocracy

The Nomenclature of Nineteenth Century Address How did one keep all those numerous titles straight when he addressed the members of the aristocracy and the titled? Here are some of the MANY differences of which one needed to be aware: … Continue reading

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Celebrating Boxing Day!!!

Celebrating Boxing Day Boxing Day is traditionally the day following Christmas Day, when servants and tradesmen would receive gifts from their bosses or employers, known as a “Christmas box.” Today, Boxing Day is better known as a bank or public … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

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The Christmas Eve Truce of 1914

The Christmas truce (German: Weihnachtsfrieden; French: Trêve de Noël) was a series of widespread but unofficial ceasefires along the Western Front around Christmas 1914. In the week leading up to the holiday, German and British soldiers crossed trenches to exchange … Continue reading

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UK “Real” Estate: The Isle of Portland and Nanny Diamond Fairies

The Isle of Portland and Nanny Diamond Fairies The Isle of Portland is a limestone tied island, 6 kilometres (4 mi) long by 2.4 kilometres (1.5 mi) wide, in the English Channel. Portland is 8 kilometres (5 mi) south of … Continue reading

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