Victoria Special Issues – Homes & Antiques 2019
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Overview: Discover the fascinating lore behind architectural remnants, antique boxes, cameos, toleware, and more while exploring the exquisitely curated bibelots of Homes & Antiques, a Victoria Classics issue back by popular demand. Where special assemblages lend a sense of cultivation to environs, collectibles are an extension of the personality and the finishing layer that brings surroundings to life. Seasoned experts offer advice for the procurement and the pursuit of vintage treasures that suffuse interiors with heart and soul. Humble or history-steeped, these are the objects that make a home.
Genre: Magazines & Newspapers
The Greedy Queen: Eating with Victoria by Annie Gray
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Overview: From Dr Annie Gray, presenter of BBC2’s Victorian Bakers
What does it mean to eat like a queen? Elizabeth gorged on sugar, Mary on chocolate and Anne was known as ‘Brandy Nan’. Victoria ate all of this and more. The Greedy Queen celebrates Victoria’s appetite, both for food and, indeed, for life.
Born in May 1819, Victoria came ‘as plump as a partridge’. In her early years she lived on milk and bread under the Kensington system; in her old age she suffered constant indigestion yet continued to over-eat. From intimate breakfasts with the King of France, to romping at tea-parties with her children, and from state balls to her last sip of milk, her life is examined through what she ate, when and with whom. In the royal household, Victoria was surrounded by ladies-in-waiting, secretaries, dressers and coachmen, but below stairs there was another category of servant: her cooks. More fundamental and yet completely hidden, they are now uncovered in their working environment for the first time.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biography
Queen Victoria’s Gene: Haemophilia and the Royal Family by D. M. Potts, W. T. W. Potts
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Overview: Queen Victoria’s son, Prince Leopold, died from haemophilia, but no member of the royal family before his generation had suffered from the condition. Medically, there are only two possibilities: either one of Victoria’s parents had a 1 in 50,000 random mutation, or Victoria was the illegitimate child of a haemophiliac man.
However the haemophilia gene arose, it had a profound effect on history. Two of Victoria’s daughters were silent carriers who passed the disease to the Spanish and Russian royal families. The disease played a role in the origin of the Spanish Civil War; and the tsarina’s concern over her only son’s haemophilia led to the entry of Rasputin into the royal household, contributing directly to the Russian revolution.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
Before Victoria: Extraordinary Women of the British Romantic Era by Elizabeth Campbell Denlinger
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Overview: It might not have the been the revolution that Mary Wollstonecraft called for in A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792), but the Romantic era did witness a dramatic change in women’s lives. Combining literary and cultural history, this richly illustrated volume brings back to life a remarkable, though frequently overlooked, group of women who transformed British culture and inspired new ways of understanding feminine roles and female sexuality.
What was this revolution like? Women were expected to be more moral, more constrained, and more private than in the eighteenth century, when women such as Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire crafted bold public personas. Genteel women no longer laughed aloud at bawdy jokes and noblewomen ran charity bazaars instead of private casinos. By 1800, motherhood had become a sacred calling and women who could afford to do so devoted themselves to the home. While this idealization of domesticity kept some women off the streets, it afforded others new opportunities. Often working from home, women wrote novels and poetry, sculpted busts, painted portraits, and conducted scientific research. They also seized the chance to do good, and crafted new public roles for themselves as philanthropists and reformers.
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs > History
Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s Playing with Purpose: A Quilt Retrospective by way of Victoria Findlay Wolfe
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Overview: Take a deep glance within the evolution of one among as of late’s maximum essential fashionable cover artists. Always thinking about colour, development, and design, Victoria Findlay Wolfe discovered her existence’s true pleasure in quiltmaking. From a tender age, a wandering spirit pressured her to change into "an artist." Today, her numerous and thrilling frame of labor stirs quilters international to dig deeper, take dangers, and experiment with cloth. This superbly photographed retrospective comprises pictures of multiple hundred of Wolfe’s inspiring quilts, in addition to the tales at the back of them.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
DK Eyewitness Travel – Top 10 Vancouver & Victoria by means of DK Publishing
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Overview: DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Vancouver & Victoria will lead you directly to the perfect on be offering. Whether you might be on the lookout for the issues to not omit on the Top 10 attractions, or wish to in finding the most productive nightspots; this information is the easiest pocket-sized better half. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists – from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 occasions and fairs – there may be even an inventory of the Top 10 issues to steer clear of. The information is split by means of house with eating place opinions for each and every, in addition to suggestions for motels, bars and puts to buy. You’ll in finding the insider wisdom each and every customer wishes and discover each and every nook without difficulty with DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Vancouver & Victoria and its FREE pull-out map.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
Neglected or Misunderstood: The Radical Feminism of Shulamith Firestone by means of Victoria Margree
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Overview: Shulamith Firestone’s The Dialectic of Sex proved right away arguable upon its newsletter in 1970. The e book’s thesis is that the origins of girls’s oppression lie in biology: in the truth that it’s ladies and now not males who conceive and provides delivery to kids. Firestone’s answer is innovative: since it’s biology that’s the downside, then biology will have to be modified, via technological intervention that may have as its finish the whole removing of the reproductive procedure from ladies’s our bodies. With its proposal for the improvement of man-made wombs, its name for the abolition of the nuclear circle of relatives and its imaginative and prescient of a cybernetic long run, Firestone’s manifesto would possibly appear hopelessly out-dated, a far-fetched, utopian hangover of Swinging Sixties radicalism. This e book, to the contrary, will argue for its significance to the resurgent feminism of lately as a textual content that interrogates problems round gender, biology, sexuality, paintings and era, and the techniques wherein our imaginations within the 21st century proceed to be in thrall to ideologies of maternity and the nuclear circle of relatives.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
Fight Like a Tiger : Conway Barbour and the Challenges of the Black Middle Class in Nineteenth-Century America by way of Victoria L. Harrison
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Overview: Focusing at the lifetime of formidable former slave Conway Barbour, Victoria L. Harrison argues that the speculation of a black center magnificence traced its origins to the loose black inhabitants of the mid-nineteenth century and evolved along the speculation of a white center magnificence. Although slavery and racism intended that the definition of center magnificence used to be now not similar for white folks and loose folks of colour, they shared equivalent wants for development.
Born a slave in western Virginia about 1815, Barbour used to be a loose guy by way of the past due 1840s. His adventurous lifestyles took him via Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky; Cleveland, Ohio; Alton, Illinois; and Little Rock and Lake Village, Arkansas. In seek of upward mobility, he labored as a steamboat steward, attempted his hand at a number of business ventures, and entered politics. He sought, however used to be denied, a Civil War army appointment that will have equipped monetary balance. Blessed with intelligence, competence, and effort, Barbour used to be fast to spot alternatives as they seemed in private relationships-he used to be concurrently married to 2 women-business, and politics.
Despite an unconventional lifestyles, Barbour present in every position he lived that he used to be one of the loose black individuals who fought to higher themselves along their white countrymen. Harrison’s argument about black magnificence formation reframes the standard narrative of downtrodden loose African Americans within the mid-nineteenth century and engages present discussions of black inclusion, the concept that of "otherness," and the breaking down of societal limitations. Demonstrating that cautious analysis can expose the tales of people that were invisible to historical past, Fight Like a Tiger complicates our working out of the intersection of race and sophistication within the Civil War generation.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs
Green Smoothie Retreat: A 7-Day Plan to Detox and Revitalize at Home by Victoria Boutenko
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Overview: Victoria Boutenko, acclaimed pioneer and recognized authority in the phenomenal green smoothie movement, has transformed and revitalized people’s lives at her popular healing retreats. Now you can enjoy the same benefits by organizing your own green smoothie retreat with family and friends. This handbook provides the information you’ll need to organize fun, healthy adventures for you and those you care about.
Enlivened by stories from Boutenko’s well-designed workshops as well as testimonials from her participants, this guide includes recommendations for group activities, nutritional information, and recipes for a seven-day revitalizing retreat. Written for both beginner and experienced green smoothie enthusiasts, Green Smoothie Retreat provides both basic information and in-depth details about subjects such as the healing properties of greens, analysis of water, and vital nutrients that enhance health.
Genre: Food and Cooking
A Practical Guide to Happiness in Adults on the Autism Spectrum: A Positive Psychology Approach by Victoria Honeybourne
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Overview: Clear and engaging, this book offers a refreshing positive psychology approach to mental health and autism. Moving away from neurotypical views of happiness, it sets out simple techniques to help adults on the spectrum improve their mental health.
Packed with helpful exercises for individuals and groups, it covers topics such as recognising character strengths, dealing with negative self-talk, building communication skills and self-awareness, and forming coping strategies for the workplace. Autistic individuals and professionals who work with them will find flexible and practical solutions to recurring negative thoughts, helping clear the path to a successful and happy future. A must-read for anyone on the spectrum or those who support them.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Health, Fitness & Medical
Living Like Audrey: Life Lessons from the Fairest Lady of All by Victoria Loustalot
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Overview: Living Like Audrey is a captivating and insightful look at an iconic woman who was an inspiration to many and whose style, personality, and uniqueness inspires generation after generation. Victoria Loustalot (author of This Is How You Say Goodbye) offers a fresh spin on what made Audrey Hepburn so popular on film and off, what she had to say about life and living it fully, and why we still have such a strong emotional connection with her. With seldom-seen photos and quotes from Audrey and those who loved her throughout, Living Like Audrey turns the spotlight on this remarkable woman’s defining characteristics and contains lessons on how we all can be a little "more Audrey" in our daily lives.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs
Creative Watercolor: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners: Create with Paints, Inks, Markers, Glitter, and More! (Art for Modern Makers) by Ana Victoria Calderon
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Overview: Creative Watercolor offers beginners a fun, modern, and practical approach to a timeless medium with instructions on how to paint simple motifs and lettering and embellish projects beautifully.
In Creative Watercolor, popular watercolor artist and workshop instructor Ana Victoria Calderon shares her step-by-step techniques for painting modern motifs inthis classic medium. Through a series of easy tutorials and projects, you will:
• Get an overview of basic materials and tools, plus options for embellishing your paintings
• Master essential techniques, starting with easy warm-up activities, learning to layer, and getting into the flow with watercolor, plus an introduction to scanning and digital editing for making multiples
• Learn to paint a variety of simple, beautiful motifs: flowers and leaves, butterflies and critters, fruits and vegetables, and delightful lettering
• Use what you’ve learned to create unique, stylish stationery, including beautiful invitations, place cards, menus, monograms, recipe gift cards, thank you notes-any project you can imagine, for any kind of event you can think of!
There’s never been a better time to dive into the world of watercolor, so why wait? Grab a brush and get painting!
Perfect for creative beginners, the books in the Art for Modern Makers series take a fun, practical approach to learning about and working with paints and other art mediums to create beautiful DIY projects and crafts.
Genre: Non-Fiction – General