Monthly Archives: September 2015
Not recommended for children, but older teens might find this site of interest. http://jack-the-ripper.org/
Approximately twelve per cent of Canada’s population can claim descent from young immigrants known as Home Children. Between 1863-1939, fifty different British child care societies shipped about 118,000 youngsters to Canada and placed them with Canadian families. Though younger children like Hetty and Pip were sometimes adopted, older ones were usually taken on as farm […]
In The Mud Rose, my young time travellers connect to their Victorian mudlarks through a visit to London’s Ragged School Museum. This museum was once the Barnardo-run Copperfield Ragged School, the largest of the schools supplying free education to the children of the poor. Now, however, it supplies not-so poor modern children with information on […]
Life’s hard if you’re a Victorian street urchin, and crossing the path of Jack the Ripper can make it even harder. Want to know how? Read: On this trip into the past, the Time Rose medallion takes Paige, Dane, and Jack to Victorian London and places them in the company of two street-wise young mudlarks. […]
Coming SOON * to paperback! * Translation: As soon as I finish with the galleys. Watch this space!
Working on the theory that the Princes in the Tower disappeared but did not necessarily perish, there is some historical evidence that at least one of them survived. Let’s start with the ‘feigned boys’ that caused Henry VII so much trouble. In order for any of them to be able to threaten his position, it […]
The two little Princes in the Tower disappeared five centuries ago – so what are they doing in our time? To find out, read: Synopsis: What happened to two young princes who disappeared from the Tower of London over five hundred years ago is still quite a mystery. A mystery Dane and Paige Marchand and […]