Aug 27

19th Century Home Remedies by Gail MacMillan

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It’s a pleasure to welcome back fellow Canadian author, Gail MacMillan. “To cure asthma, eat field mice fried in butter.  If your throat is sore, wrap dirty socks around it.” Reading home remedies such as these used in New Brunswick in the early 1800’s  gave me the idea for “Heather for a Highlander.”  What about …

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Aug 20

A Spell for Crime Detection Jane Austen Style by Shereen Vedam

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It’s a great pleasure to welcome my friend, Shereen Vedam. Anna, thank you for inviting me to your Passionate About Historical Romance blog. It gave me the chance to talk about three of my favorite topics: history, mystery and magic. If a crime’s committed during the Regency, who you gonna call? In the early 1800s, …

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Aug 13

Folk Beliefs and Outlaws in 14th Century England by Dana D’Angelo


Please welcome fellow Canadian author Dana D’Angelo to Travel Back in Time. Thanks, Anna. When I set out to write my first book, all I knew was that I wanted it to take place in medieval England. I picked an arbitrary time frame, which happened to be in the 14th century. As I read more …

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Aug 06

Sombre Anniversaries

This week marks two sombre anniversaries. 100 years ago saw the outbreak of World War One, and 69 years ago the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. Much more eloquent people than myself have written about both these horrendous events, and I don’t intend to try to compete with any of them. When I …

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Jul 30

Railroads Building the West by Judy Baker


Hi Anna, thank you so much for inviting me today to discuss a small portion of history about America’s railroads.  One of my favorite TV series is Hell on Wheels. This series has so much history of how the railroads built the West and the people who gave so much for us to enjoy our …

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Jul 23

The Story With a Twenty Year Gestation by Gail MacMillan


It’s a delight to welcome fellow Canadian, Gail MacMillan to Travel Back in Time. Great to be here, Anna. I’ve always been fascinated by the colorful history of my homeland, north eastern New Brunswick.  Over the years I’ve written two local history books and numerous articles on the subject but that still didn’t satisfy my …

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