Mimi MatthewsMimi Matthews

19th century

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Gold and Silver Hair Powders for Fashionable Victorian Coiffures

When Empress Eugénie appeared at a Paris theatre in 1853 with her fair hair dusted in glittering silver powder, the fashionable world sat up and took notice....

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The Etiquette of Broken Betrothals: Victorian Advice on Ending an Engagement

In the Victorian era, there were rules of etiquette for breaking an engagement with one's intended.. ...

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The Curious Case of Miss Schwich: A Victorian Girl in Boy’s Clothing

In October of 1886, at the Marlborough Street Police Court in London, a young woman dressed in boy’s clothing was charged with stealing from her employer....

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Mermaids Sightings in the 19th Century

Nineteenth century newspapers often published accounts of real-life mermaid sightings, as described to them by sailors and coastal residents....

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How Much Scent is Too Much?—Victorian Advice for Ladies and Gentlemen

Victorian advice on how much scent a lady or a gentleman could wear before becoming offensive. ...

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The Dangers of the Victorian Pleasure Garden

At Cremorne Gardens, gruesome injuries and even fatalities occurred with some regularity—in full view of the Victorian public....

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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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