I wish you and your dear and near ones
A MERRY CHRISTMAS
full of peace, love, joy and a pinch of excitement.
We do not have a Christmas tree because our cats would demolish it. Instead we enjoy virtual ones and have fun with videos like the following one:
Furthermore I recommend following post over at Voyages Extraordinaire which gives you an insight of Christmas in the Victorian Era:
May many books like the following one find a new home during Christmas time:
Murder by Disputation (digital 2014) [ Kindle Edition ASIN: B00RC56VCW] by Anna Castle which is the second book in the new Francis Bacon Murder Mystery Series.
"Religious extremists threaten the stability of Elizabethan England from both the Catholic right and the Protestant left. The Lord Treasurer recruits Thomas Clarady to infiltrate a radical group of Puritans at Cambridge University and appoints Francis Bacon to be his spymaster. Francis happens to know a great deal about religious hotheads, since his mother is one of the hottest. The commission gets off to a deadly start when Tom finds his chief informant hanging from the roofbeams. Now he must catch a murderer as well as a seditioner. His first suspect is the volatile Christopher Marlowe, who keeps turning up in the wrong places.AND
Dogged by unreliable assistants, chased by three lusty women, and harangued daily by the exacting Bacon, Tom risks his very soul to catch the villains and win his reward." [Source]
you can get a digital copy of Murder by Misrule (digital 2014) [ Kindle Edition ASIN: B00J9TABYS] for 0.99 USD or 0.77 GBP or 0,89 EUR.
For more information about the season of Misrule have a look at"Francis Bacon is charged with investigating the murder of a fellow barrister at Gray's Inn. He recruits his unwanted protégé Thomas Clarady to do the tiresome legwork. The son of a privateer, Clarady will do anything to climb the Elizabethan social ladder. Bacon's powerful uncle Lord Burghley suspects Catholic conspirators of the crime, but other motives quickly emerge. Rival barristers contend for the murdered man's legal honors and wealthy clients. Highly-placed courtiers are implicated as the investigation reaches from Whitehall to the London streets. Bacon does the thinking; Clarady does the fencing. Everyone has something up his pinked and padded sleeve. Even the brilliant Francis Bacon is at a loss — and in danger — until he sees through the disguises of the season of Misrule." [Source]