From Crinolines to Cross-Dressing Balls: A Two Year Anniversary Digest

Euphemia White Van Rensselear by George Peter Alexander Healy, 1842.

It’s my blogiversary!  Today, MimiMatthews.com is two years old.  I have no idea what the two year mark of a successful blog looks like, but I feel incredibly fortunate that my site continues to receive such a positive response.  I am especially grateful to all of my wonderful subscribers and to everyone who takes the time to comment on my articles.  Your readership means the world!

You may have noticed that I’m not updating as often lately.  I am currently working toward two separate book deadlines, something which has been rather time consuming and a bit stressful, I must admit.  The good news is that my first non-fiction book, The Pug Who Bit Napoleon: Animal Tales of the 18th & 19th Centuries (to be released by Pen and Sword Books in November 2017), will be available for pre-order this May.  My next non-fiction book, A Victorian Lady’s Guide to Fashion and Beauty, will be released next summer.

I hope to have some new nineteenth century history articles for you soon.  In the meanwhile, here are five of my favorites from this last year.

Well, that about wraps it up for this anniversary post.  Thank you all again for reading, sharing, and commenting on my articles.  Here’s to the next year researching and writing on nineteenth century romance, literature, and history!

Mimi Matthews is the author of The Pug Who Bit Napoleon: Animal Tales of the 18th and 19th Centuries (to be released by Pen and Sword Books in November 2017).  She researches and writes on all aspects of nineteenth century history—from animals, art, and etiquette to fashion, beauty, feminism, and law. 

© 2015-2017 Mimi Matthews

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32 thoughts on “From Crinolines to Cross-Dressing Balls: A Two Year Anniversary Digest

  1. Victor Ochoa says:

    There are some lovely descriptions of the dresses worn by the ladies and not-quite-ladies in Pevear and Volokhonsky’s translation of Anna Karenina, a book I am deeply embarrassed to mention I haven’t the pleasure of reading previously. Vic

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  2. Love, Luna says:

    Happy blogiversary!! Looking forward to A Victorian Lady’s Guide to Fashion and Beauty. I am a new follower and I have always had a love for the Victorian Era, and your articles are very informative. Thank you!

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