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Shock by M. C. Allen
Twelfth century homilies in ms. Bodley 343 by Algernon Ikey Belfour
An Historical Guide to Arms & Armor by Stephen Bull
Uses of the Past: Profiles of Former Societies by Herbert J. Muller
Pleasures and Pastimes in Medieval England by Compton Reeves
English Life and Manners in the Later Middle Ages by Annie Abram
The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley
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CollectionsYour library (1,103), Medieval/Renaissance (414), Historical Cookery (87), Alchemy (40), Ancient History (21), History (56), Rex Stout (44), Agatha Christie (29), Brother Cadfael (23), True Crime (27), Crime Mystery (104), EBooks (222), Supernatural Mystery (53), Fiction (62), Non-Fiction (63), Sci-Fi (38), Erotica/Sexploitation (14), Currently reading (1), Read but unowned (3), All collections (1,106)
About meMusician, writer, & cook, I have a heavy academic background in medieval & Renaissance history; my main expertise is in translating medieval recipes & re-creating the food of that period. My musical tastes include Swing, Jazz, Classical, & medieval/Renaissance. My favorite drinks are lambic & vins d'Alsace. I currently spend time in both Ohio & Pennsylvania & actively participate in historical reenactments, where I teach medieval cookery. I have a partner of 22 years & a devoted cat, a lot of pottery, & an excessive amount of books.
About my libraryThe library primarily is composed of nonfiction medieval & Renaissance publications suitable for historical research. There is a large section devoted to the philosophy of Alchemy, a collection of Golden Age Mystery, some early sci-fi, and Historical Culinary manuscripts. Above sll, the library contains a wondetful selection of books regarding medieval and Renaissance cooking and food preparation.
GroupsAncient and Medieval Manuscripts, Ancient History, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Food History, History Fans, Kingdom of AEthelmearc, Kingdom of Atlantia, Medieval Europe, Old Mystery & Detective Club, SCA —show all groups, The Black Orchid (A Nero Wolfe Group), The Drones Club (all things P.G. Wodehouse)
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Real nameJ. Lewis Matterer
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceJan 2, 2013
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