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Death in the Pots - Poison in Victorian Britain (part 3)

This week my blog post looks at the hidden poison in food stuffs - it seems the Victorian's refused to be told what they should and shouldnt eat - just like us!http://graceelliot-author.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/death-in-pot-poison-in-victorian.html See More
Apr 25, 2012
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Death Clubs - Poison in Victorian Britain.

In this new series of blog posts, by author of historical romance, Grace Elliot, we look at Death Clubs in Victorian Britain. Set up to cover the cost of funeral expenses, Death Clubs became an incentive for murder. Find out how by following the link: http://graceelliot-author.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/death-club-poison-in-victorian-britain.htmlSee More
Apr 18, 2012
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The Great Seducers - The CHARMER

The next post in my series about "The Great Seducers" This week: The Charmer. http://graceelliot-author.blogspot.com/2012/03/great-seducers-charmer.htmlWhat does it take to be a charmer? What rules do they work by? Who is our famous charmer from history?See More
Mar 14, 2012
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Feb 29, 2012
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The Great Seducers (part 3) -The Ideal Lover.

LASTEST BLOG POST ALERT! The Great Seducers (part 3) - The Ideal Lover. The first two parts of this series looked at the siren (who masters by manipulation) and the rake (adores but unable to commit). Today's post and our third type of seducer, is 'the ideal lover', who in theory should be less threatening to our composure, but in reality is every bit as dangerous. The ideal lover feeds off people's dissatisfaction and in a world of disillusionment he or she is gifted in the illusion of…See More
Feb 22, 2012
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Miraculously Improbable - The Crystal Palace.

Did you know that the Crystal Palace, home to The Great Exhibition of 1851, measured exactly 1,851 feet long - in tribute to the year it opened? More historical trivia and fascinating facts about the Crystal Palace.Just follow this link;http://graceelliot-author.blogspot.com/ …See More
Jun 13, 2011
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Regency Panes - why windows are more interesting than they appear.

             This week I discovered a great book, ‘Regency Style’ by Steven Parissien, and the chapter on windows is especially fascinating. For instance, did you know that the ‘bottle pane’ windows associated with old-fashioned bow windows were NEVER used at the front of a house and this glass was a fire hazard? (More about this, later.) TO READ THE FULL POST VISIT:http://graceelliot-author.blogspot.com …See More
Jun 8, 2011
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Breath of Death (Part 2 of 2)

Discover how, in Victorian times, green wallpaper could be used as a potential murder weapon.http://graceelliot-author.blogspot.comSee More
Jun 5, 2011
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Breath of Death ....

Breath of Death. “A great deal of slow poisoning is going on in Great Britain.”Dr William Hinds 1857             In the 1850’s a change came over the nation. As oil lamps, with their brighter light, replaced candles as the main source of household illumination, walls no longer needed to be pale reflective colours. Dark shades became fashionable and of these, there was a positive passion for Scheele’s Green and Schweinfurt Green. Anyone who considered themselves fashionable, had to have a ‘green…See More
Jun 1, 2011
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Cat Gut Your Tongue?

Traditionally what are violin strings made from? A)    Cat gut,B)     Steel wire orC)    Sheep intestine. The answer, of course, is (c) – sheep intestine, so why then, do are the strings of violins, stringed instruments and tennis rackets called ‘cat gut.’ It seems the answer lies with a medieval myth about16th century saddle maker, Erasmo. (*) TO READ THE FULL POST VISIT:…See More
May 18, 2011
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Cats or Rats? -Facing Phobias.

 My mid week post involved the Emperor Napoleon and 30,000 rabbits. This reminded me of Napoleon’s reputation for being afraid of cats. Apparently this was an open secret amongst friends and adversaries alike. Indeed, during an important political debate, an opponent got the upper hand, throwing Napoleon off his stride, merely by bringing the subject of cats into the conversation. Another example of this deep seated fear happened during the campaign for the Battle of Wagram. An Aide de Campe…See More
May 15, 2011
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Exit Napoleon Pursued by Rabbits.

My midweek blog post is a blend of animals, history and trivia- to stimulate and make you smile! This is an almost Monty Pythonesque tale involving the French Emperor Napoleon, his Major General ‘Berthier the Ugly’ and 30,000 rabbits. PLEASE follow the link for the full post: http://graceelliot-author.blogspot.com/2011/05/exit-napoleon-pursued-by-rabbits.html  …See More
May 11, 2011
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Shorter by a Head....some guillotine trivia.

For Mother’s Day I was lucky enough to be receive The Tudors DVD box set (and I didn’t even hint that hard!) So this morning you would have found me ironing along to Season Two…with tears streaming down my face. Anne Boleyn was executed. Say no more. An extremely moving episode, which is perhaps why, when it came time to write my blog post, my mind turned to thoughts of beheading… and the guillotine. Where was the guillotine invented? a)      18th century Revolutionary Franceb)      Medieval…See More
May 8, 2011
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Dawn's Reading Nook - Grace's interview

Find out what Henry VIII, Casanova, HG Wells, Emma Hart and Marie Curie all have in common.Read Grace's author interview at Dawn's Reading Nook.http://lovesbooksandmore.blogspot.com/2011/05/meet-grace-elliott.html See More
May 5, 2011
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May 1, 2011
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Marital Miscellany - historical trivia to do with marriage.

With the royal wedding at the end of this week, my latest blog post reviews some historical trivia to do with marriage.Was it better to see a toad or a monk on the way to the church?How much did it cost to buy a bride?Please follow the link for more:http://graceelliot-author.blogspot.com/2011/04/marital-miscellany-some-historical.html …See More
Apr 27, 2011

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About Me
Grace leads a double life as a veterinarian by day and author of historical romance by night. Grace lives near London and is housekeeping staff to five cats, two teenage sons, one bearded dragon and a husband (not listed in order of importance.)
Book(s) I'm Currently Reading
The Blighted Troth
Favourite Books, Book Genres and Favourite Authors
My favourite author of all tme is Margaret George, who wrote a number of historical fiction works including 'The Autobiography of Henry VIII,' and 'Cleopatra.'
I am a historical romance addict and love Gaelen Foley, Mary Balogh, Lisa Kleypas, Stephanie Laurens and Nicola Cornick,
Are you a Kindle Owner?
Yes
Since when have you owned a Kindle?
October 2, 2010
What social network features are you interested in?
Making Friends, Groups, Forums, Finding Like Minded People
Are you an Author or Aspiring Author?
Published Author
For Authors - Published Books?
Eulogy's Secret - #1 The Huntley Trilogy
Hope's Betrayal - #2 The Huntley Trilogy
Verity's Lie - #3 The Huntley Trilogy
Interests and Hobbies
Cats, history, reading.
Homepage or Favourite Website
http://graceelliot.webs.com
Blog or Favourite Blog
http://graceelliot-author.blogspot.com

Grace Elliot's Blog

Death in the Pots - Poison in Victorian Britain (part 3)

This week my blog post looks at the hidden poison in food stuffs - it seems the Victorian's refused to be told what they should and shouldnt eat - just like us!

http://graceelliot-author.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/death-in-pot-poison-in-victorian.html

 

Posted on April 25, 2012 at 11:31am

Death Clubs - Poison in Victorian Britain.

In this new series of blog posts, by author of historical romance, Grace Elliot, we look at Death Clubs in Victorian Britain. Set up to cover the cost of funeral expenses, Death Clubs became an incentive for murder. Find out how by following the link: http://graceelliot-author.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/death-club-poison-in-victorian-britain.html

Posted on April 18, 2012 at 6:04am

The Great Seducers - The CHARMER

The next post in my series about "The Great Seducers" This week: The Charmer. http://graceelliot-author.blogspot.com/2012/03/great-seducers-charmer.html

What does it take to be a charmer? What rules do they work by? Who is our famous charmer from history?

Posted on March 14, 2012 at 8:42am

The Great Seducers (#4) - The Dandy.

What links 'The Artist' with a real life dandy?

Find out at:

http://graceelliot-author.blogspot.com/2012/02/great-seducers-dandy.html…

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Posted on February 29, 2012 at 11:49am

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