Pound Cake

This book has been great so far.  There are several cakes that I want to try in here. One of them is a king cake, which I should do since Mardi Gras is this week, but I’m king caked out.  So, I’m gonna try the pound cake.  It was first recorded in 1754 and it’s…

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The Real Guy Fawkes

The Real Guy Fawkes by Nick Holland Review I saw recently that there is a show about Guy Fawkes that I am quite excited to watch. Cause I love me some Jon SNNN…. *ehem*…. I enjoy the theatrical performances of Kit Harrington.  So, this book was at the top of my list to get to.…

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The World That Made New Orleans

The World That Made New Orleans by Ned Sublette Review The World That Made New Orleans follows the creation of New Orleans using slavery and music as a string to follow through time. The information in here is engaging, and disturbing. I noticed that the people that rated this as average or below average on…

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A Secret History Of Brands

A Secret History Of Brands by Matt McNabb Review This is a collection of well known brands and their historical significance.  Each chapter is fairly short, and does a fair job in its depth of coverage.  It covers Coca cola, Hugo Boss, Henry Ford, Adidas and Puma, Chanel, Bayer, Kellogg’s corn flakes, Winchester, and Bakelite.…

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Kings of Georgian Britain

Kings of Georgian Britain by Catherine Curzon Review Kings of Georgian Britain follows the lives of George I, II, III and IV. This book examines the entirety of each King’s reign as well as the events that unfold and bring them to power. The book is divided into four acts and It’s laced with scandal…

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Tracing Your Ancestors’ Lives

Tracing Your Ancestors’ Lives by Barbara J. Starmans Review I think I have read two or three of these Tracing Your Ancestors’ series.  This one is the best I think, so far.  I have three more of these books lined up to read.  The information in this is very engaging and very helpful in giving…

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The British Seaside

By Lucinda Gosling Review This is a delightful collection of photographs of people enjoying the British seaside in the early part of the twentieth century. The pictures are excellent quality. I found myself combing these pictures, looking in the background to see what they are eating, what they are wearing. I am the kind of…

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London Curiosities

London Curiosities by John Wade Review This is such a cool book!  Its a listing of all the odd left overs from buildings, bridges, or odd historical relics that have been left around the city of London.  The chapters break down various categories such as Clocks, Monuments and Memorials, Roman Remains, etc. Many of the objects…

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Victorians and Edwardians Abroad

Victorians and Edwardians Aboard by Neil Mathews Review ♣♣♣ This is a book about a school and its accidental invention of a touring company called Polytechnic Touring Association. Through beautiful color photographs, a sample of their news letters, some vintage advertisements and first hand accounts, we are led through a change in society that now…

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Edwardian Ladies Hat Fashions

Edwardian Ladies Hat Fashions by Peter Kimpton Review ♣♣♣♣ There is a scene in My fair lady where Eliza is super excited about the races and she screams, “Come on, Dover! Move your bloomin’ ass!”  I remember this scene not because of her acting so “unbecoming”, but rather the outlandish hats and dresses all in…

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