The Melbury family is celebrating Christmas at their country-house Flaxmere. Headed by Sir Osmond Melbury, the family includes his spinster-sister, Mildred; his son George (there with his wife Patricia and their three kids); his daughters: the widowed Hilda (along with her daughter, Carol), Edith (Dittie) with her husband Sir David Evershot, the beautiful Eleanor with … Continue reading #1936 Club: The Santa Klaus Murder by Mavis Doriel Hay
After the twenty-first century, time to go back and revisit the nineteenth century.THE MYSTERY OF A HANSOM CAB (1886)Cover image of the first edition @ WikipediaThe Mystery of a Hansom Cab is the first novel of English writer, Fergus Hume. Set in the city of Melbourne, the mystery involves the murder of a man in … Continue reading Two Nineteenth Century Novels
Christmas is the time for memories. And of listening to Jim Reeves' An Old Christmas Card.http://youtube.googleapis.com/v/H8GC6PTK7iY&source=udsApparently, this is the oldest surviving X'Mas Card, sent by business man Henry Cole to the engraver of the card John Thomson.Have a Merry Christmas.