What’s in Mrs. Hale’s Receipts for the Million 1857?
2855. The real end of acquiring a polite manner is to make yourself pleasing and your company acceptable to all. This must be done by little sacrifices — by curbing, if you be plagued with it, your desire to engross the conversation, or, on the contrary, breaking through your habitual taciturnity.
Thanks for stopping by! Here at this blog I explore history, writing historical fiction and non-fiction, and research. History is more than a passion. It’s an avocation. But I especially love writing historical fiction. As part of each post, I quote from my great-grandmother’s receipt book published in 1857 — Mrs. Hale’s Receipts for the Million. She has thousands of ideas on how to run a home and family.
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Author Stephanie Cowell to Visit
I very excited that Author Stephanie Cowell will be visiting here on May 12th, but be sure to check out my review of her new novel Claude & Camille on May 11th. It’s already been selected by People Magazine as a gift for Mother’s Day. The story of impressionist artist Claude Monet and his muse, Camille Léonie Doncieux, it’s a very good read. The historical detail and story line will keep you turning the page. You may know Monet’s paintings, but you may not know about Monet and Camille.