Marilyn Monroe on her wedding day with Arthur Miller
- 🎀 Amanda 🎀
As a mom (and a Shakespeare professor): I agree.
Titania asleep — a beautiful version.
Friday is Independence Day, so if you’re American I assume you’re planning to park your buns in a lawn and/or lounge chair for 72 hours straight. Which makes this the perfect time to get into romance novels!
I cannot recommend Jennifer Cruisie enough, especially “Welcome to Temptation”, “Faking It”, and “Bet Me”. She was my gateway drug into the romance genre.
Much Ado About Nothing
July Book Photo Challenge - Day 02: Bursting with laughter
Spending the afternoon with the Bridgertons will surely have you laughing page after page :)
London postman in Regency times
Arthur Rackham (English, 1867-1939) leading ‘Golden Age’ illustrator.
“Undine” (novella) by Friedrich de la Motte FouquéI - Undine, a water spirit, marries a knight in order to gain a soul. Contains some themes similar to “The Little Mermaid” by Hans Christian Andersen.
Read online: archive.org/stream/undine00lamo#page/n7/mode/2up
This is so beautiful, and simple.
The stepback for AN AFFAIR BEFORE CHRISTMAS. Poor Poppy and her hair.
In Regency times postage for letters was paid by the sheet of paper, so the usual amount for a letter was one quarto sheet (15” x 9”) - it was folded over to make two leaves, or four pages. To save money people ‘crossed’ their letter so they didn’t need to pay for an extra sheet - They wrote first one way then turned it a quarter round and then the other. There were no ready made envelopes, so the name and address was written in the middle of the fourth page and then the paper was then folded in three and sealed with wax or a small moistened blob of dried glue.
As the recipient paid for the letter, sometimes the writer would hide a small coin under the seal for use in payment.