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History is more than the historian

History is more than the historian

Book store blogs are expected to be promotional as well as informational.  We have bills to pay, after all.  My thoughts here, however, will persuade you, I hope, not to buy a book.  I also hope that they will give you an idea of how I stock history and biography here at Whistlestop Bookshop.

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Wilkie Collins and the problems of the grave

Wilkie Collins and the problems of the grave

Wilkie Collins, perhaps because he was less of a public persona, less of an icon than Dickens, tested the limits of tolerance more aggressively.  You can think of him writing "novels of sensation," as they were called, but you must remember that he was creating the definition of sensation.

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