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The Girl with the 19th Century Curl: Hot Tongs, Setting Lotions, and False Hair

During much of the 1860s and 1870s, hair arranged in artfully placed curls and ringlets was all the rage. But those curls weren’t always easy to achieve....

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Ice Skating Fashions of the Nineteenth Century

For a stylish nineteenth century lady, the cut and fabric of her skating ensemble was as important as that of any other fine gown—perhaps even more so....

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Victorian Advice on DIY Christmas Decorations

For many Victorians, homemade Christmas decorations were far preferable to those bought in a store....

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A Convenient Fiction is a USA Today Bestseller!!

My Victorian romance novel A Convenient Fiction has made the USA Today bestseller list!...

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The Value of An Introduction: Vouching for Someone Victorian-Style

In the Victorian era, an introduction was a thing of infinite value. It was a voucher. A guarantee that the person being introduced was both respectable and worthy of knowing....

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Flattering by Gaslight: Fashion Advice for Nineteenth Century Ladies

Gaslight wasn't as flattering to some colors as it was to others. As a result, ladies often selected ballgowns and evening dresses in gaslight-friendly colors....

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Mimi’s books are also available at Penguin Random House, IndieBound and Powell’s, and at Amazon in the UK, Australia, and Canada.

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