Monthly Archives: February 2016

Bad “Little Women” Book Covers

Happy Leap Day! I decided to do another “Bad Book Covers” entry to celebrate. Today we’ll be looking at some covers to Little Women (1868). Previous posts in this series include: Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, The Moonstone, Dracula, East … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Muller Hill

Just a quick reblog today, as I’m gearing up for a “Bad Book Covers Post” on Monday. I found this story on Futility Closet’s blog here. “In 1808, a French gentleman bought 2,700 acres in Georgetown, N.Y., and erected a … Continue reading

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The Musical Constitution

I found this story on Futility Closet’s blog here. “The Musical World of London, Nov. 28, 1874, reports a surprising project — apparently a Massachusetts composer set the entire American constitution to music: “The authors of the Constitution of the … Continue reading

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Scared to Death by a Ghost

After my last post about the Cock Lane Ghost, I’m doing a quick follow-up from a quick fact they mentioned in the Cock Lane article (in the Christmas 2015 issue of Fortean Times). I’ve supplemented this a bit with my … Continue reading

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Scared to Death by a Ghost

After my last post about the Cock Lane Ghost, I’m doing a quick follow-up from a quick fact they mentioned in the Cock Lane article (in the Christmas 2015 issue of Fortean Times). I’ve supplemented this a bit with my … Continue reading

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The Cock Lane Ghost

I found this story in Fortean Times (Christmas 2015). You should really read the whole article, if you have a chance, because it includes lots of other interesting material and scandals about Cock Lane, whereas I’m focusing purely on the … Continue reading

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Death By Coffin

I found this story in the Leicester Chronicle, 30 August, 1856. “On Sunday night last a man, who resided in Twenty-ninth-street, was killed in a most singular manner. The following are the peculiar circumstances, so far as our reporter has … Continue reading

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