Victorian Times Quarterly is the new print version of the monthly e-mag, Victorian Times. Every quarter (September, December, March and June), we'll bring you the previous three months of Victorian Times in a beautiful, collectible print volume. Each issue is packed with delightful articles from Victorian periodicals that bring the Victorian world and lifestyle to life like no other magazine. You'll find tempting recipes, tips on proper etiquette, guides to hosting the perfect dinner or tea, fashion advice, behind-the-scenes glimpses of royalty, charming tales of beloved Victorian pets, and more. Go inside the Victorian home, and the Victorian workplace. Discover what Victorian Brits thought of their American cousins ("so not like us!"). Enjoy snippets of folklore and history from the perfect tour guide to the Victorian world. This volume includes articles on: · "The pleasure telephone" (a remarkable 1890's prediction of today's Smartphones!) · American ladies · a coast-to-coast rail trip across the US · American breakfasts · the newfangled typewriter · a balloon ride over London · country customs and folklore · how to address people of title · Gibraltar's canine tobacco smugglers · the childhood reminiscences of author E. Nesbit · and much more. Recipes include marmalades, pickles, blackberries, coffee, lemons - and a look at some recipes from a 17th-century cookery book! Also available by subscription from VictorianVoices.net.
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Author, book-lover, cat-lover, world traveler, and collector of Victorian magazines and ephemera, Moira Allen knows how to spin a phrase to make her life sound a lot more exciting than it is! While all of the above are true, she actually spends most of her day hunched over a computer keyboard - or a scanner. Allen has loved old magazines since childhood, when she discovered her family's stash of vintage Life Magazines and Saturday Evening Posts in a closet. She was probably the only kid in high school to actually have a collection of Victorian fonts and page decorations - a special treat from when her commercial artist dad would let her tag along on a visit to the art supply store. In England, Allen made the thrilling discovery that one could acquire magazines that were much, much older than that vintage box of Lifes - and the rest, as they say, is history. Literally. Allen now curates a collection of thousands of articles from Victorian periodicals on her VictorianVoices.net website, and produces the monthly Victoriana magazine "Victorian Times." She is a professional writer, with several published books (yep, right here on Amazon). She has lived in England and Germany, and says even her cat has frequent flyer miles (or should). She currently lives in Maryland with her husband and that same well-traveled cat.
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