Author : Marissa Doyle

Marissa Doyle graduated from Bryn Mawr College and went on to graduate school intending to be an archaeologist, but somehow got distracted. Eventually she figured out what she was really supposed to be doing and started writing. She’s channeled her inner history geekiness into a successful young adult historical fantasy series, and is now also happily writing contemporary romantic fantasy. She lives in her native Massachusetts with her family, including a pair of bossy but adorable pet rabbits, and loves quilting, gardening, and collecting antiques. Oh, and coffee.

Chair Amie

Here, for your viewing pleasure, may I present Pocock’s Reclining Patent Chair, from the March 1813 issue of Ackermann’s Repository: Isn’t it a beauty? The

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The Royal Waterloo Bath!

From the June 1819 edition of Ackermann’s Repository, may I present to you with mingled delight and horror… THE ROYAL WATERLOO BATH “This very elegant

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In these days when young women can participate in pretty much any sport they choose, it’s easy to forget that little more than a hundred

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Court Dress or Tea Cozy?

It’s May, and we’re in the height of the Season…or we would have been, two hundred years ago. And in addition to husband-hunting, the Season

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I Scream…

One of the surest signs of spring in New England is the sudden disappearance of popsicles and ice cream sandwiches from local grocery stores’ freezers

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