Erika Rummel

About me

Erika Rummel is the author of a dozen non-fiction books (Renaissance history, biography) and two novels, PLAYING NAOMI (2009) and HEAD GAMES (2013). She divides her time between Toronto and Los Angeles and has lived in small villages in Argentina, Romania, and Bulgaria.

From my website

SIGHTSEEING IN VENICE, 1594Here is what a tourist would have seen in Venice, 1594:Gondolas:The boats are very neat and, except for the ends, covered with black cloth, so as the passengers may go unseen and unknown, and not be annoyed at all with the sun, wind, or rain. And these…

WOODSTOCK: The Clean-up.The Woodstock Festival happened 45 years ago this weekend. Here are some reminiscences: Hog Farmers stayed on a week to clean up, and literally thousands of others.  It got windy and cold just before they finished, but the big job got done very fast with flair and fun.…

DIRTY CHILD AVOIDS BEATING. A cautionary tale, 1807.A tradesman in London, who had a numerous family of children…permitted them to play in a large court adjoining his house, giving them a strict charge not to go out of it.But little George was wearing his first breeches. Desirous of showing himself to…

 
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