A Rare Bird: Letitia Landon and Hellenism

I’ve posted (and lamented) at length about women’s education or lack thereof in the Regency era and the years that followed.  The few women with any sort of rigorous intellectual life or semblance of a classical education were self taught.  Today I present an interesting example. Letitia Elizabeth Landon published poetry and novels under the […]

Education of Women in the Harem

Women in Ottoman society may have been better educated than their contemporaries in England. The education of women is a major plot point in Dangerous Works.  The topic seems to thread through many of my stories. I’m currently researching a new book, the third in the Dangerous series. To answer the question, “Might a woman be […]