A Christmas Carol and Christmas Pudding

One of my favorite seasonal reads from the Victorian era is A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. My family and I enjoy the performance of it at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis. I’m happy to share we’ll be going back for the first time in three years this weekend. I’m in love with the music,…

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Halloween Fun

  The Victorians had many interesting Halloween traditions, including the mirror game. I first came across the game by noting all the images of young women staring into mirrors on Halloween greeting cards. What were they doing and why? After a little digging, I found different variations of the game, which was meant to predict…

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Agony Columns in the Victorian Era

Murder in Postscript releases March 28, 2023, and my amateur sleuth, Amelia Amesbury, writes a weekly column under the pseudonym Lady Agony. You might be asking yourself, why Lady Agony? Dear Reader, I’ll tell you. Murder in Postscript is set in London, England, in 1860. At the time, periodicals were being produced in record numbers…

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