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The Washington Women’s Cookbook

This 1909 cookbook, recently acquired by Pioneer Book, is not what you might expect in a compilation of recipes. The pennants on the cover proclaim its twin causes: “Votes for Women” and “Good Things to Eat.” The Washington Women’s Cookbook is a charming example of a suffrage cookbook, a genre popularly produced by turn-of-the-century suffragists […]

Can you guess of whom we are writing?

He was born in 1881 and started writing in 1886 (he said he wasn’t sure what he did before that; “probably loafed” was his guess.)  Along with Jerome Kern and Guy Bolton he invented the Broadway musical, or at least set the stage for it.  He wrote 96 books and hundreds of short stories.  When […]

A Writer Who Really Writes!

Neil Gaiman on how he started using fountain pens. “It started in 1994 when I wrote the novel Stardust – in my head I wanted it to be written in the same way as it would have been in the 1920s, so I bought a big notepad and Waterman pen. “It was the first time […]