Anita Seymour

About me

The author of two 17th Century Family Sagas, and two Victorian Romances under the name Anita Davison. Royalist Rebel, my 17th Century Biographical novel of Elizabeth Murray, Countess Dysart is due for release by Claymore Books, an imprint of Pen and Sword Publishing in early 2013

From my website

Petticoat Travellers - Early 20th Century Steamship Travel

While researching my first cosy mystery set on an ocean liner in 1900, I came across a fascinating, though tongue-in cheek article entitled,  ‘The Ethics of Ocean Travel’ written by journalist Earl Mayo for Era Magazine, in 1904, written at a time when Trans Atlantic steamship travel was becoming fashionable.He…

SS Minneapolis

SS MinneapolisThe Minneapolis was the first of the four famous Minne class ships ordered by Bernard N. Baker in 1898. An Atlantic Transport Line brochure brochure issued in 1923 boasted, "no ship ever had a more devoted following than these," and in 1947 the Minnes were described by the New…

Fingerprinting in 1900

One of the fascinating aspects of researching an historical cosy mystery, is discovering when more modern accepted methods of detection were used in the past. In ancient Babylon, fingerprints were used as signatures on clay tablets for business transactions, but it wasn't until 1901 that fingerprints were considered a useful…

 
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