Posts by mlouisalocke

Haworth Then and Now by Karen Perkins

Posted by on Mar 27, 2017 in 19th England, Featured Book, Historical Research, Historical Tidbits | 1 comment

Haworth has a great deal to offer today’s visitors, including a working steam railway, the iconic cobbled high street (thankfully lined by a myriad of interesting shops and teashops that provide very pleasant rest stops along the climb), and of course wonderful walks through the stunning moorland that makes up so much of Brontë Country. As a booklover, I can think of no more inspiring place than the home of my literary heroines, Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë, and I visit as often as I can. The Brontë Society and Parsonage Museum has lovingly re-created their home, demonstrating how they...

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HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: March 23-29, 2017

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Weekly Promotional Announcement | 0 comments

Once a week the Historical Fiction Authors Cooperative posts the books in our catalog that are newly free, discounted, or published. If you want to make sure you get notified in a timely matter, please subscribe to our blog.  Short Term Freebies and Discounts:   Deadly Occupation: A Michael Stoddard American Revolution Mystery by Suzanne Adair Late January 1781, in coastal North Carolina, patriots flee before the approach of the Eighty-Second Regiment, leaving behind defenseless civilians to surrender the town of Wilmington to the Crown. The regiment’s commander assigns Lieutenant...

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HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: March 16-22, 2017

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in Weekly Promotional Announcement | 0 comments

Once a week the Historical Fiction Authors Cooperative posts the books in our catalog that are newly free, discounted, or published. If you want to make sure you get notified in a timely matter, please subscribe to our blog.    Short Term Freebies and Discounts:   Deadly Occupation: A Michael Stoddard American Revolution Mystery by Suzanne Adair Late January 1781, in coastal North Carolina, patriots flee before the approach of the Eighty-Second Regiment, leaving behind defenseless civilians to surrender the town of Wilmington to the Crown. The regiment’s commander assigns...

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Ah, the spa! A short history of the long soak, by Anna Castle

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in 19th England, Featured Book, Historical Tidbits | 1 comment

I’ve always loved a long soak in a hot tub, especially with some fragrant salts or oils added to the mix. I’m not alone! Tolkien wrote a poem about the pleasures of the bath, “Sing hey for the bath at the end of the day.” He seems to be channeling fellow Oxonian A. E. Houseman with these lines: “But better beer when drink we lack, and water hot poured down the back.” Personally, I prefer hibiscus-mint tea with a swirl of agave nectar to beer. Bathe away your blues Alienists and other health practitioners in the Victorian period prescribed many forms of...

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HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: March 9-15, 2017

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Weekly Promotional Announcement | 0 comments

Once a week the Historical Fiction Authors Cooperative posts the books in our catalog that are newly free, discounted, or published. If you want to make sure you get notified in a timely matter, please subscribe to our blog.  Short Term Freebies and Discounts:   Don’t Dare a Dame by M. Ruth Myers Depression-era private investigator Maggie Sullivan risks losing her P.I. license — and her life — when two spinsters hire her to learn the fate of their father, who vanished twenty-six years earlier. She’s barely started when her main suspect commits suicide and Maggie is summoned before...

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