My Favorite 19th Century Housekeeping Guides

Two 19th century cookbooks and housekeeping guides are my go-to resources, not only for research but also for practical use in cooking.

Euthanize the Elderly: Trollope’s science fiction premise

Anthony Trollope’s overlooked classic “The Fixed Period” is a proto-science fiction work worth looking at today. Its premise? That the elderly are euthanized society-wide when they turn age 68.

Anubis Gates – Review of a Time Travel Fantasy Novel

I tried Tim Powers’ book Anubis Gates for the early 19th century London part, but stayed for the time travel adventure in it. Great stuff!

Alternate History Part 2: Of Highwaymen, Ghosts, and Rural Surrey

In creating an alternate history that allows for the paranormal, I considered how the paranormal – ghosts in particular – might have affected historical events. This post takes a look at the link between highwaymen, ghosts, and rural Surrey in the 19th century.