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Maid to Work By Various Authors
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Violet’s letters to Polly give below-stairs gossip of an Edwardian house, how a pretty gardener’s boy becomes a favourite and page for the Mistress of the House, but when he attracts the... More > roving eye of the Master, he’s tight-laced, feminised and made a maid instead. In Maid Mimi a lady is finds the only position open to her is as a lowly domestic maid, worked unremittingly, wears unflattering uniform, comes to realise that this is exactly how she has always desired to be treated, only a matter of time before Mimi (the name she is given) is living, quite literally as her poodle! In a bizarre turn of events she ends up under the ownership of Harris, the lascivious gardener, who of all the staff she fears the most. He finds Garton House when his car breaks down on a dark and stormy night. She offers him feminine clothes to replace his soaked garments; notices he loves them so much that she takes him in as her occasional maid.< Less
Cancan Girls - an e-book album of vintage erotic nudes and postcards By Ben Acton
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Over 100 vintage erotic images - old photos & postcards - sultry ladies from France, from the Naughty Nineties to the Flappers of the Roaring Twenties, in one elegant e-book! Dancers from famous... More > cabarets such as the Moulin Rouge, Casino de Paris and Bal Tabarin often modelled in their spare time - many images survive as postcards. Includes rare photos by famous pioneer photographers such as Nadar, Grundworth, Agelou and Calavas. Exotic dancers, French maids in uniform, Parisian prostitutes in sexy stockings and suspenders, as well as a cheeky chorus line of cancan girls, ballet and belly dancers, actresses, artists' models, courtesans, Mata Haris, strip teasers, nudes, risqué lingerie, artistic poses and soft focus portraits - naughty Victorian, Edwardian, WWI and 20's beauties. Vive la difference! Early color, sepia, hand tinted and B&W images. Mock parchment paper effect completes the Victorian "look-and-feel. ** Second Edition - extended and improved, April 2007 **< Less
Miss Fotheringay’s Rule By Robert Emerson
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This fantasy tale is set during a glorious Edwardian summer, when beautiful and intelligent women like Miss Fotheringay are beginning to assert themselves. She certainly makes a marked impact on... More > Robert’s life! Miss Fotheringay insists on a free hand to remedy the deficiencies in the boy’s education, she smacks, then uses a hairbrush. Her friend, Dr Muriel Manners shows her how to spank him more effectively. Miss Fotheringay acquires a male admirer, purveyor of canes, who offers to thrash him for her. To escape what promises to be an unpleasant experience, Robert runs away, falls into the hands of a sadistic German spy, Countess von Prügelstrafer, is involved in the theft of State secrets from his father’s safe; as a witness his life is in danger, so Miss Fotheringay plans to disguise and hide him in Dr Manners’ Academy for Young Ladies where the Principal’s cane and the Head Girl’s slipper are in regular use. But then he meets Virginia Potts Thompson!< Less
Miss Fotheringay’s Rule By Robert Emerson
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This fantasy tale is set during a glorious Edwardian summer, when beautiful and intelligent women like Miss Fotheringay are beginning to assert themselves. She certainly makes a marked impact on... More > Robert’s life! Miss Fotheringay insists on a free hand to remedy the deficiencies in the boy’s education, she smacks, then uses a hairbrush. Her friend, Dr Muriel Manners shows her how to spank him more effectively. Miss Fotheringay acquires a male admirer, purveyor of canes, who offers to thrash him for her. To escape what promises to be an unpleasant experience, Robert runs away, falls into the hands of a sadistic German spy, Countess von Prügelstrafer, is involved in the theft of State secrets from his father’s safe; as a witness his life is in danger, so Miss Fotheringay plans to disguise and hide him in Dr Manners’ Academy for Young Ladies where the Principal’s cane and the Head Girl’s slipper are in regular use. But then he meets Virginia Potts Thompson!< Less
Zuleika Dobson; Or, An Oxford Love Story By Max, Sir Beerbohm
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Zuleika Dobson, full title Zuleika Dobson, or, an Oxford love story, is a 1911 novel by Max Beerbohm, a satire of undergraduate life at Oxford. It was his only novel, but was nonetheless very... More > successful. This satire includes the famous line "Death cancels all engagements" and presents a corrosive view of Edwardian Oxford.In 1998, the Modern Library ranked Zuleika Dobson 59th on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.The book largely employs a third-person narrator limited to the character of Zuleika (pronounced "Zu-lee-ka", not "Zu-like-a"), then shifting to that of the Duke, then halfway through the novel suddenly becoming a first-person narrator who claims inspiration from the Greek Muse Clio, with his all-seeing narrative perspective provided by Zeus. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zuleika_Dobson Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
The Eternal City By Hall, Sir Caine
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Sir Thomas Henry Hall Caine CH KBE (14 May 1853 – 31 August... More > 1931), usually known as Hall Caine, was a Manx author. He is best known as a novelist and playwright of the late Victorian and the Edwardian eras. In his time, he was exceedingly popular, and, at the peak of his success, his novels outsold those of his contemporaries. Many of his novels were also made into films. His novels were primarily romances, involving love triangles, but also addressed some of the more serious political and social issues of the day.Caine acted as secretary to Dante Gabriel Rossetti and at one time he aspired to become a man of letters. To this end he published a number of serious works, but these had little success. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hall_Caine< Less
Beasts and Super-Beasts By Saki
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Hector Hugh Munro (18 December 1870 – 13 November 1916), better known by the pen name Saki, and also frequently as H. H. Munro, was a Scottish writer whose witty, mischievous and sometimes... More > macabre stories satirised Edwardian society and culture. He is considered a master of the short story and often compared to O. Henry and Dorothy Parker. Influenced by Oscar Wilde, Lewis Carroll, and Kipling, he himself influenced A. A. Milne, Noël Coward, and P. G. Wodehouse. Beside his short stories , he wrote a full-length play, The Watched Pot, in collaboration with Charles Maude; two one-act plays; a historical study, The Rise of the Russian Empire, the only book published under his own name; a short novel, The Unbearable Bassington; the episodic The Westminster Alice (a Parliamentary parody of Alice in Wonderland), and When William Came, subtitled A Story of London Under the Hohenzollerns, a fantasy about a future German invasion of Britain.< Less
Misalliance By Bernard Shaw
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Misalliance is a play written in 1909–1910 by George Bernard Shaw. The play takes place entirely on a single Saturday afternoon in the conservatory of a large country house in Hindhead, Surrey... More > in Edwardian era England.It is a continuation of some of the ideas on marriage that he expressed in 1908 in his play, Getting Married. It was also a continuation of some of his other ideas on Socialism, physical fitness, the Life Force, and "The New Woman": i.e. women intent on escaping Victorian standards of helplessness, passivity, stuffy propriety, and non-involvement in politics or general affairs.Shaw subtitled his play A Debate in One Sitting, and in the program of its first presentation in 1910 inserting this program note: "The debate takes place at the house of John Tarleton of Hindhead, Surrey, on 31 May 1909. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misalliance Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Little Man Island By Hall Caine
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IN the old days, and indeed down to our own time, the shoe worn by the Manxman was called a carrane. The carrane was a sort of rugged slipper, made of untanned leather with the nap on it, and shaped... More > with a long, pointed toe. If one wished to describe the physical configuration of the Isle of Man, without the aid of map or model, I do not know that one could do better than to say it has the outline and the build of an old Manxman’s carrane. Sir Thomas Henry Hall Caine CH, KBE (14 May 1853 – 31 August 1931), usually known as Hall Caine, was a Manx author. He is best known as a novelist and playwright of the late Victorian and the Edwardian eras. In his time, he was exceedingly popular, and, at the peak of his success, his novels outsold those of his contemporaries. Many of his novels were also made into films. His novels were primarily romances, involving love triangles, but also addressed some of the more serious political and social issues of the day.< Less
Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris By Henry Labouchere
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Henry Du Pré Labouchère (9 November 1831 – 15... More > January 1912) was an English politician, writer, publisher and theatre owner in the Victorian and Edwardian eras. He lived with the actress Henrietta Hodson from 1868, and they married in 1887.Labouchère, who inherited a large fortune, engaged in a number of occupations. He was a junior member of the British diplomatic service, a member of parliament in the 1860s and again from 1880 to 1906, and edited and funded his own magazine, Truth. He is remembered for the Labouchère Amendment to British law, which for the first time made all male homosexual activity a crime.Unable to secure the senior positions to which he thought himself suitable, Labouchère left Britain and retired to Italy.Labouchère was born in London to a family of Huguenot extraction. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Labouch%C3%A8re< Less

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