The Love Lives of Authors

Love is dangerous—best to leave it to the experts. Spend your Valentine’s Day living vicariously through these writers and their passionate love lives. Because let’s face it, you’d rather be draped in chocolate wrappers than a volatile amour, right? Just me? Lord Byron The 6th Baron Byron was a Romantic with a capital ‘R,’ but…

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Charles Dickens: Ghost Hunter

Victorians were big on clubs.  Gentlemen’s Clubs.  No, the Brontes were not wearing pasties and stripping to “Oh, Mother Take the Wheel Away!” These were exclusive gatherings of writers and artists who came together to chill, drink, and probably scratch-and-spit.  No “damned scribbling women allowed.”  (Such a fun guy, that Hawthorne…) . ANYWAY, Charles Dickens…

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Hmmm… Seems to be a Book! Ten Gift Suggestions for Christmas Reading

Among my friends, (who, let’s face it, often regard sunlight as the enemy) there can never be a better Christmas present than a coveted book. Most of our friends, family members, and colleagues know we love to read. However, what to get your favorite bibliophile can be daunting: “Hmmmm… well, Diana sorta likes cats. How about this…

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