Category Archives: legends

Meet Author Barbara Gaskell Denvil, Parachuting into Escapism with the Release of “Fair Weather”

Today I welcome one of dear “internet” friends, Barbara Gaskell Denvil, who has an exciting new release. Barbara agree to a short interview so we could all learn more of her and LEARN you will. She is absolutely fascinating.  First, … Continue reading

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Life Below Stairs, Part I: Obligations and Compensation

With the popularity of Upstairs, Downstairs and Downtown Abbey, the populace has become more aware of the British servant class. So what do we know of those who lived “below stairs”? First, rank and precedence ruled those of the servant … Continue reading

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A Primer for Books 1-2 of Thomas Malory’s “Le Morte d’Arthur”

For those of you who have never read Thomas Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur or have not read it since you were in secondary school, I intend to keep this simple (or as simple as a 545 years old story can … Continue reading

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The Tale of Aradia, Daughter of Diana and Lucifer

The Tale of Aradia, Daughter of Diana and Lucifer In researching my Austen-inspired cozy mystery, The Mysterious Death of Mr. Darcy, I spent multiple hours in reading LOTS of tales of paganism, witchcraft, and folklore. Believe me, this is not my … Continue reading

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Of Water Nymphs and Mermaids? Are You Familiar with These British Legends?

Of Water Nymphs and Mermaids – Have You Heard of These UK Legends? Fairy maidens inhabiting the oceans, rivers, springs, meadows, woods, and wells are collectively known as nymphs. Nymphs resemble humans in height and overall appearance, but they are … Continue reading

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