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Mimi Matthews · 5h ago

The Curious Case of Miss Schwich: A Victorian Girl in Boy’s Clothing

In October of 1886, at the Marlborough Street Police Court in London, a young woman dressed in boy’s clothing was charged with stealing from her employer. Her name was Lois Schwich (sometime...
Mimi Matthews · 1w ago

Companion Dogs as Seers, Healers, and Fairy Steeds

When considering dog folklore, we generally think of those stories which feature the Grimm, the Gytrash, or other sinister black dogs roaming the moors in the North of England. But there is ...
Mimi Matthews · 1W ago

Audiobook Narrator News!

I’m thrilled to announce that my audio publisher, Tantor Media, has cast Justine Eyre to narrate both The Lost Letter and The Viscount and the Vicar’s Daughter. Justine has done the narratio...
Mimi Matthews · 3W ago

Victorian Romance 99¢ Sale!

The eBook versions of The Lost Letter and The Viscount and the Vicar’s Daughter are both on sale this week for 99¢. The sale runs from April 2-April 9 on Amazon and Amazon UK. If you haven’t...
Mimi Matthews · 4W ago

The Pug Who Bit Napoleon U.S. Release Day!

Today is the United States release of my non-fiction animal history book The Pug Who Bit Napoleon: Animal Tales of the 18th and 19th Centuries! The paperback is now available in the U.S. and...
Mimi Matthews · 4W ago

Mermaids Sightings in the 19th Century

According to historians, tales of mermaids and mermen can be traced back to the Babylonian sea deities Oannes and Atargatis in 1000 BCE. Since then, mermaid folklore has appeared in every er...
Mimi Matthews · 1M ago

How Much Scent is Too Much?—Victorian Advice for Ladies and Gentlemen

In the Victorian era, perfumed products abounded. In addition to perfume, cologne, and toilet water, there were scented soaps, scented pomades, and even scented mouth waters and dentifrices ...
Mimi Matthews · 1M ago

Some Wonderful Book News to Share!!

Dear Readers, I have some exciting news to share. My Victorian romances are going to be made into audiobooks! Tantor Media has just bought the audio rights to both The Lost Letter and The Vi...
Mimi Matthews · 1M ago

The Dangers of the Victorian Pleasure Garden

When thinking of nineteenth century pleasure gardens, most of us instantly conjure up images of Vauxhall. But those in the Georgian era weren’t the only ones to enjoy a pleasure garden in Lo...
Mimi Matthews · 2M ago

The Vulnerable Victorian Governess

A governess occupied a unique position in a Victorian household. She was neither servant, nor family member. She existed in a sort of in-between world which often left her feeling isolated a...