When researching THE SECRET LIFE OF ANNA BLANC, I read dozens of books written in the early 1900s to learn about everything from humor, to crime scene investigation, to courting rituals, to slang.

I'm going to share a few favorites with you.


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the Anna Blanc Mystery Series and other great SWAG including:


  • The hilarious 1916 novel, BAB A SUB-DEB

  • A picture of two naked ladies riding a giant snail.

  • The 1909 classic, “REFLECTIONS OF A BACHELOR GIRL 

  • The 1920's lady's GUIDE TO MEN

  • The mystery classic THE RED THUMB MARK

  • The coming of age masterpiece SEVENTEEN

  • The Edwardian marriage manual, WHAT A YOUNG WIFE OUGHT TO KNOW

  • More books whenever I post them

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Author Portrait by John Joseph Revisky