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July 14, 2019

The History Girls — "A daily blog from great writers of historical fiction"

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When I featured this site six years ago, I wouldn't have bet on it still existing today — but I'd have been wrong.

Here's my October 18, 2013 post:


The History Girls are a group of best-selling award-winning writers of historical fiction. Some of us write for young adults, some for fully fledged adults, some for younger readers.

Among us we cover every period from the Stone Age to World War II. Geographically, our novels will take you from Trondheim to Troy, the Caribbean to the Wild West, via Venice, Victorian England, and Ancient Rome.

Individual, entertaining, sometimes provocative: on this daily blog we'll share our thoughts on writing, research, reviews, and all aspects of our work. We love what we do and we want to talk about it. We hope you'll want to join in!


Dramatis personae here.

Fair warning: There goes the day. And the night. And maybe even the whole week if history's your thing.

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Juke box aboard the USS Nautilus (SSN-571)


1956 LIFE magazine photograph by Hank Walker.

[via Electronic Squid]

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Robert Therrien, Sculptor of the Monumental Mundane

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Therrien, exemplars of whose work

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appear above and below, died last month at age 71.

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"What was fantastic was that it was not only gargantuan but totally functional. The legs fold like a card table's," said a curator of the sculpture pictured above, in the artist's studio alongside its maker.

He's the second American sculptor of large-scale works to have died in June: Charles Ginnever, whose passing was noted in a post two days ago, is the other.

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Caterpillar crossing the road — up close and personal through Google Glass

YouTube caption: "Res ipsa loquitur."

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The Earrings Aquatic


What I like most about these is that if you wear them while swimming in a pool, they'll become invisible.


If you haven't already noticed,


I'm interested in all things stealth and suchlike.


¥3800 ($35).

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