elegance of history blog: History geek, avid reader and art lover. Here you will find random bits of history, book reviews and musings on art, literature, manners, life, music and anything else that interests me.
Hello everyone, it’s that time of the week when I review the books I’ve been reading lately. Here we go: Fizz: How to Drive Word of Mouth Marketing for Outrageous Success by Ted Wright Word of mouth is still one of the most effective ways to drive sales. A lot less expensive than advertising in
Hello everyone, here’s what I’ve been reading lately. Enjoy! Doable: The Girls’ Guide to Accomplishing Just About Anything by Deborah ReberEvery teenage girl has ambition, goals and dreams they’d like to achieve, but few know how. If you don’t have a clue and think only a lucky few can make their dreams come true, check
Hello everyone, I have read and reviewed three more books for you. Enjoy! Victorian Murderesses: A True History of Thirteen Respectable French and English Women Accused of Unspeakable Crimes by Mary S. Hartman If you’re interested in gruesome crime tales, where every detail of the murders is minutely and vividly described, this book is not
Hello everyone, I have two books reviews for your today. Enjoy! Six Steps to Small Business Success: How to Start, Manage, and Sell Your Business by Bert Doerhoff, David Lucier, Lowell Lillge, R. Sean Manning, C. Gregory Orcutt Starting and running a business is a lot more difficult than it sounds. It’s not just about
Hello everyone, ready for today’s reviews? Let’s get started then: Irene: A Designer from the Golden Age of Hollywood: The MGM Years 1942-49 by Frank Billecci and Lauranne FisherIn the Golden Age of Hollywood, actresses were the epitomes of timeless elegance and sophistication. That was, in part, due to the very talented but troubled designer
In times of acute shortage of coins, English traders issued their own bona fide private coins to enable their trading activities to proceed. The Gentleman’s Magazine, a Victorian magazine, wrote a series of articles on some of these tokens and the businesses that issued them. I thought it’d be nice to share those stories with