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Sherlock Holmes Edwardian Parodies and Pastiches: 1905-1909
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The debut of Sherlock Holmes in the pages of The Strand magazine introduced one of fiction’s most memorable heroes. Arthur Conan Doyle’s spellbinding tales of mystery and detection and... More > Holmes’ deep friendship with Dr. Watson touched the hearts of fans worldwide, inspiring imitations, parodies, songs, art, even erotica, that continue to be produced and avidly enjoyed today. Sherlock Holmes Edwardian Parodies and Pastiches II: 1905-1909 collects 40 pieces published during the middle phase of Conan Doyle’s life. Some were written by schoolboys, reporters,doctors, and other amateurs, but many professional writers turned out stories, such as “Banjo” Paterson, Max Beerbohm, Lincoln Steffens, Jacques Futrelle, Maurice Leblanc, and “Charlie Chan” creator Earl Derr Biggers. We've also included the stories’ original art and over 270 footnotes identifying obscure words, historical figures, and events that readers were familiar with then but are forgotten today.< Less
Lily of the Edwardian Age: Fashions circa 1900-1909
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At the turn of the last century an ultra-fashionable lady picked her dainty way swathed in lace under a fabulous hat piled with plumage. Costumes include a lace trimmed dinner gown, batiste tea gown... More > and man-tailored suit among others. Downloadable black and white paper doll to color, cut and enjoy. Perfect for vintage clothing collectors, costumers, nostalgia enthusiasts genealogists, re-enactors and paper doll lovers of all ages. One doll, 6 costumes, 13 items.< Less
Chance Street : Book I I : Tales From Edwardian Portsmouth
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From 1897 until the outbreak of WW2, May Miller wrote a diary. Recipes, flower arrangements, homemade cosmetics, lovers, friends, family and enemies, jostle with gossip and told with saucy, black... More > humour. This is her story. Just as she thought her life and luck had changed, she discovered she was with child. May had to make the best of her limited choices. She wouldn’t give up her child. One way or the other, she would do more than survive, she would thrive – somehow. George Spritely’s sudden death left the young widow, Susannah Spritely, mistress of Fairview House, and his mother, close to a nervous breakdown. George died of Arsenic poisoning. George’s doctor prescribed Savarsan, a new drug for the treatment of syphilis, which contained arsenic. But why should the doctor tell his patient such detail? The amounts of arsenic in Susannah’s fly juice punishments were small. The Savarsan medication was safe, at the prescribed dose. It was unfortunate George didn’t understand he’d such a bad wife.< Less
Unicorn Road : Book I I I : Tales From Edwardian Portsmouth
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From 1897 until the outbreak of WW2, May Miller wrote a diary. Recipes, flower arrangements, homemade cosmetics, lovers, friends, family and enemies, jostle with gossip and told with saucy, black... More > humour. Charlie is a workhouse kid. Well, he spent a couple of weeks in that Portsea institution. He couldn’t stand the regulations and absconded. The gang live by the same rules – Charlie's. Mr Price to you, or as he now likes to be called, Sir. He's charming, handsome, rich, and powerful – bloody ruthless. He is a rule unto himself. He named his daughter Queenie – after all, she is Pompey royalty. He runs his borough with ruthless efficiency. Charlie Price has two sides. Nice and loyal or mean and nasty. You choose which side you are on. Lil chose. She fell in love with him – silly cow.< Less
Sherlock Holmes Edwardian Parodies and Pastiches I: 1900-1904
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“Sherlock Holmes Edwardian Parodies and Pastiches: 1900-1904” collects more than 55 pieces — short stories, poems, newspaper clippings, and cartoons — all published during the... More > opening years of Conan Doyle’s literary career. Included are works by Mark Twain, P.G. Wodehouse, Bret Harte, and more. Also included are many of the original illustrations and more than 200 footnotes identifying obscure words, historical figures, and events that readers were familiar with at the time. Peschel Press’ 223B Casebook Series is dedicated to publishing the fanfiction created by amateur and professional writers during Conan Doyle’s lifetime. Each book covers a particular era, publication, or writer, and includes lively mini-essays containing insights into the work, Conan Doyle, and those who were inspired by him.< Less
The Secret Garden
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THE SECRET GARDEN by Frances Hodgson Burnett In LARGE PRINT. Read it easily even with low vision (partial sight) -- or with "normal" sight if you hate to squint at tiny text. Mary, Mary,... More > quite contrary, How does your garden grow? The story starts in India in a time of cholera, and almost ends in Europe near the Austrian Tyrol, at the Lake of Como. But there is one last eloquent scene -- in the garden. Not just Mary's garden, but Mary's and Colin's and Dickon's and all. Mary is no longer contrary, and Colin has been transformed with treatment far better than Prozac. This trivial, sentimenal story was written in 1911, so it's old-fashioned to boot. But read it. If your heart's near the garden, these young people will touch it.< Less
Village Girls, Harriet
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By the terms of her father's will, Harriet Gann is forced to marry within a year of his death, or the Gann estate will be passed to her half brother, Wendell Guest. Everyone for miles has heard of... More > Harriet and her hautiness. Consiquently, no one is willing to marry her, even with the estate as a dowery. Only one man is willing to take the chance. The drunken stable hand, Joel Meekham. In desperation Harriet accepts his offer, but to her surprise she finds that there is more to him than is at first obvious. Then, just as she is beginning to have affections for him, Joel decides it's time to leave.< Less
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