Weekly Wrap-up: Jan 29

Cool articles and links from the week Quirky History: The Hatpin As A Lady’s Weapon Of Choice, Posted by E.H. Kern, Quirk Books In advance of the release of Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, learn about real women who used mundane items to fend off attackers.   The Invention of Serendipity, by Horace Walpole, The Paris Review…

REVIEW: THE STARGAZER’S SISTER by Carrie Brown

In the mid 18th century, Caroline Herschel became the first woman to discover a comet. Sister of noted astronomer William Herschel, she had no rigorous formal education — only a curious mind and a supportive brother. Caroline — Lina — and William were two of eight children and were raised in Hanover, Germany. Their father…

Out and About in Bath

I simply adored Bath.  The size of the town was just big enough without being overwhelming.  It was very picturesque and immaculate.   A Jane Austen museum.  Jane lived in Bath for about 5 years.   A very cool shop called “Found”.  At William Herschel’s home.  His telescope lens-grinder. He discovered Uranus, the infrared light spectrum…

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