An Outtake: The Lincolns Meet the Strattons

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During the editing of The First Lady and the Rebel, some sacrifices had to be made, and the following is one of them: a deleted scene where the Lincolns play host to Charles and Lavinia Stratton, better known as Mr. …

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Photo Wednesday: A Girl from an Album

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For my photo Wednesday, here’s a photograph of an unnamed young girl from an album I own.  Victorian photograph albums range from the simple to the elaborate–some even played music! Sadly, many have been broken up by photo dealers–understandably, as many …

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We Have Winners!

The cat-naming committee convened this morning, and, after giving the matter great thought, selected a name: Rochester! Several of you thought of this name, so there are multiple winners. Congratulations, Evelyn Dangerfield, Cyndi Williamson, Julia, Jayne Smith, and Libby Hunt! …

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Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!

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I may be blogging again before the year is out, but just in case I don’t make it and/or you’re too busy to stop by, I wanted to wish all of my blog readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy …

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Back in Business

Well, today I turned in my manuscript to my publisher, so the duchesses have allowed me to return to blogging. They have, however, suggested that I move to WordPress, and as you can see, I followed their suggestion. I’ve been …

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New Blog Coming Soon!

Watch this space for my new blog coming in August!

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Blogging Hiatus: A Bulletin From the Duchesses

We, the Duchesses of Suffolk and Northumberland, wish to inform the gracious readers of this blog that until Susan Higginbotham delivers a completed manuscript about us to her publisher on or about August 1, 2011, she will not be posting …

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Autism Awareness Giveaway Hop

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I’m very pleased to be participating in this giveaway, because I have a special connection to autism: my 20-year-old son was diagnosed with this condition when he was two. Our family is fortunate enough to be living in an area …

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Giveaway Winners

Thanks to all who entered Margaret’s birthday giveaway! The winners (who have been notified) were pressedposies and Shannon. Happy reading!

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A Birthday Giveaway of The Queen of Last Hopes

It’s Margaret of Anjou’s birthday today! She was born on March 23, 1430 (or possibly March 24) in Lorraine, probably at Pont-à-Mousson or Nancy, to Rene of Anjou and his wife Isabelle, the daughter of the Duke of Lorraine. Although …

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