Regency Literature: The Literary Spy of 1808

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Published in the June 1808 edition of the Lady’s Monthly Museum, this short column gives us an overview of various era authors and what some general sentiments of them were. Samuel Jackson Pratt (penname Courtney Melmoth) was a poet, dramatist and novelist born in 1749. Recognized as an early advocate for animal welfare, his most famous book was Emma Corbett: Or, The miseries of civil war … Expand

Regency Health and Medicine: Guestonian Medicine

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Mr. Guest was a boot and shoemaker who had a business on Blackfriars Road, on the Surrey side of the Thames.  This coin, issued in 1795, reflects his profession as a wholesale manufacturer of ladies shoes and boots.  Sometime later, Mr. Guest became a purveyor of of medicinal pills and lotions and author of the book Guestonian Medicines (1809), which sounds like its basically a … Expand

Top Five: Hot New Reads for the Summer

1. Released this February, Mary Balogh’s second installment in her Westcott series, Someone to Hold, promises all the charm and romance of a good Balogh. 2.  Lorraine Heath brings a sexy Marquess and naughty American heiress together for a hot and complicated romance. 3.  Sabrina Jeffries brings the heat in this soon to be released (June 20th) fourth installment in her Sinful Suitors series.  A little after the … Expand

Regency Advertisements: Mrs. Reina is not dead! She’s making hats.

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                                    Appearing in the May 1817 Ackermann’s Repository, this ad clearly proclaims Mrs. Reina is alive and well and open for business in Great Newport-Street.