Mimi MatthewsMimi Matthews

Victorian England

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Ether for Every Occasion: Wedding Nights, Frolics, and Flammable Binges

Victorian era ether wasn't only used for surgeries. It was also used recreationally, as well as to address myriad calamities of life in ways that ranged from the mundane to the outright creepy....

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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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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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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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Strawberry Water, Lemon Cream, & Grape Lotion: A Victorian Sun Care Primer

Victorian ladies had a healthy respect for the damage that too much sun could wreak on their complexions. ...

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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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