The BBC and Atlas Obscura have galleries of intriguing Nineteenth Century Christmas cards. “The Victorians had a different idea to what Christmas was about – not particularly Christian, but a time of good humour. You may find a mouse riding a lobster strange – I find it funny. […]
This week’s Guest Star Kate Laity writes about the television adaptation of Jonathan Strange And Mr. Norrell. Laity is an author, Medieval Studies scholar and History Witch. At Edge-Lit 4, my publisher, Adele Wearing of Fox Spirit Books, was on a panel about Grimdark. What is ‘grim dark?’ […]
Author Philip Pullman talks about the work of William Blake at The Guardian: “My mind and my body reacted to certain lines from the Songs of Innocence and of Experience, from The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, from ‘Auguries of Innocence,’ from Europe, from America with the joyful […]
“The British Library has uploaded one million public domain scans from 17th-19th century books to Flickr!” (Thanks, Kate!)
The Bowery Boys present their annual Halloween podcast, with terrifying tales of Old New York: “For this episode, we’ve decided to go truly old-school, reaching back to old legends and tales from the years of the Revolutionary War and early 19th century. These ghosts have two things in […]
Jane Austen responds to Michael Chwe naming her a master of Game Theory.