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Tea and Sympathy: A Prescription for Nineteenth Century Invalids

In the nineteenth century, a cup of tea was the cure for any ill. And, in times of shock, the more sugar the better....

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Victorian Christmas Decorating, featuring Frosted Branches and Gilded Acorns

Just like us, many Victorians had a fondness for glitter and gold, especially when it came to Christmas decorations....

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Victorian Dining Etiquette: Common Sense Advice for Eating in Company

Ten common-sense tips on dining etiquette in the Victorian era....

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Rolled Coiffures of the 1860s, featuring Rats, Cats, and Mice for the Hair

In the 1860s, ladies often wore their hair rolled back at the sides and at the nape of their neck. These rolls were usually created using false hair or “rats....

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A Halloween Tea Party for Unmarried Victorian Ladies

In the Victorian era, Halloween parties were rife with games designed to help young ladies see into their marital futures....

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Little Ladies: Victorian Fashion Dolls and the Feminine Ideal

A new exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, featuring four gorgeous Victorian dolls and their equally gorgeous Victorian wardrobes...

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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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