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Victorian Times Quarterly #1
- How I Tried to Write a Story (CFM, 1888)
- An amusing account of an author's efforts to "break in" that will ring just as true with writers today!
- Curious Bibles (The Strand, 1897)
- The "vinegar" Bible, the "Wicked" Bible, the "She" Bible, and a variety of other curious misprints that have turned several editions of The Great Book into highly collectible rarities!
- Asnapper, the Brown Owl (GOP, 1895)
- Eliza Brightwen returns with an account of sharing her drawing-room with a particularly sociable bird.
- Swiss Cakes, and How to Make Them (GOP, 1890)
- Almond Sugar-Bread, Swabian Bread, Chocolate Cake and Macaroons are just a few of the recipes in this collection!
- Serviettes, and How to Fold Them (GOP, 1893)
- I've always wanted to learn how to fold napkins, and this article spells it all out with marvelous diagrams.
- A Doggie Story (GOP, 1885)
- From the author of "Long Tail, Esquire" from our previous issue, this is a touching tale of how a lost dog was reunited with his master.
- Our Husbands (GOP, 1901)
- How a wife may help make a marriage work with "sacrifice" but not "slavery."
- A Lady's Journey to Texas, Part 2 (GOP, 1883)
- This installment provides a delightful picture of San Antonio in the 1880's - then a town of some 22,000 inhabitants.
- Some Charming Dishes (GOP, 1888)
- Charming indeed, including a Casserole of French Plums, a German Apple Tart, Snow Pudding, and Pineapple Fritters.
- Some Foreign Sweet Dishes and How to Make Them (GOP, 1891)
- Including Almond Pudding, Lemon Cream, Almond Balls, Apples in Cream, Pistache Pudding, and Sugar Nuts.
- Flowers in History, Part 2 (GOP, 1889)
- The series continues with a look at the lore of clover, shamrock, daisies, chrysanthemums and more.
- The Law of Mistress and Servant (GOP, 1886)
- What one may not have gleaned from Downton Abbey is that the relationship between mistress and servant was one of mutual obligation, with specific rules and rights governing each.
- Motives [Motifs] from Japanese Embroideries, Part 2 (GOP, 1890)
- More beautiful embroidery patterns.
- Recipes for Perfumes (GOP)
- Includes a recipe for hair renewer, and a recipe for a perfume smelling of new-mown hay.
- A Happy Family (GOP, 1891)
- Martha and Willy were, in fact, two full-grown lions living with a widow in Boston!
- Recipes for August (GOP, 1896)
- Who could resist "General Satisfaction Pudding?"
- Chats About the Calendar (GOP, 1883)
- Folklore about the month of August.
- The Apotheosis of the Pocket Handkerchief (GOP, 1898)
- It was an "article of fashion, an ornament to be worn, and carried in the hand and used on state occasions" - this article describes the evolution of the lady's handkerchief from the 15th century.
- Spring Clean (GOP, 1895)
- A writer expresses concern over this peculiar "occult form of worship" that takes place in English households every spring!
- Odds and Ends (GOP, 1895)
- A fascinating round-up of news, notes and trivia from around the Victorian world.
- Girton Girl
- Jetty Vogel's Cat
- The Month of August