The Eighth Wonder

Debut Novel July 2021 - Historical inspo. Steep in the era.
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The Eighth Wonder - My stunning book cover created by Penguin Random House, featuring the plucky young heroine Rose Kingsbury Smith. As the face of my story, this cover couldn't be more apt. It leads the charge for the inspirational women who will come at you fresh from the pages of Gilded Age New York - circa 1897.

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Polaire was the stage name used by French singer and actress Émilie Marie Bouchaud, known for her timorous voice and tiny wasp waist.
Polaire -- People are often against waist training and probably because of seeing women like this. Yes it did move organs around inside the body but I suppose what took over after corsetry was eating disorders. I don't mean that to be rude either.
Alice Roosevelt - 1902 Theodore Roosevelt’s beautiful eldest daughter, who not only cut her wedding cake with a sword, defied all the conventions of her day regarding women and carried a dagger in her...

Characters - Edith

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Sophia Loren In 'Madame'
Sophia Loren
Here is a collection of stunning photos of young Sophia Loren in the 1950s and 1960s.

Characters - Isabella

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Beth on Instagram: “Blouse of gray plain-weave cotton; pleated skirt of white linen; green cummerbund. 1893. ℹ As sports gained popularity amongst women, the…”

Characters - Rose

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Pretty sure if death looked that good we'd all been gone long ago! Brad Pitt in 'Meet Joe Black'
love his hair/clothes/character in Meet Joe Black

Characters - Ethan

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This brings a while new meaning to history lover.... My Daguerreotype Boyfriend. This big features old pictures of attractive men!! It's funny to look at and wonder what they'd look like at that age today.
Alec Baldwin: I am God.

Characters - Chet

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Bradley-Martin Ball 1897 (costumes rep. the 16th, 17th and 18th C.)
Silk satin gown with lace collar worn by Elizabeth d'Hauteville Kean who went to the Bradley-Martin Ball of 1897 as Henrietta-Marie, wife of Charles I of England. From the "Stitches in Time" travelling exhibition at Neiman Marcus.
New York Journal , February 11th, c.1897. "The Great Ball Portrayed By Pen And Pencil". Cover sketch and article describing, the American Gilded Age era - Bradley-Martin fancy dress society ball, held at the Waldorf Hotel, in NYC. ~ {cwlyons} ~ (Image: LOC)

Bradley martin

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Old Coney Island
A throwback at Luna Park *Coney Island: Luna Park Entrance, 1905

Coney

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an old black and white photo of people riding horses in front of castle like buildings
Tragic past of iconic theme park inspires this author's new novel
the eighth wonder by j d sallows is out now on kind of bookshelf
Tania Farrelly on the trailblazing architect Julia MorganThe Booktopian
an old advertisement for the shaw channel theatre in west brighton, conwy - island
Coney Island Elephant Hotel and Roller Coaster
the eighth wonder by tania farrelly is featured in this book cover image
The Eighth Wonder - Tania Farrelly
The Eighth Wonder - My stunning book cover created by Penguin Random House, featuring the plucky young heroine Rose Kingsbury Smith. As the face of my story, this cover couldn't be more apt. It leads the charge for the inspirational women who will come at you fresh from the pages of Gilded Age New York - circa 1897.
a woman in grey shirt looking at the camera with an angry look on her face
Claire Forlani on the set of "Meet Joe Black"
Beth on Instagram: “Blouse of gray plain-weave cotton; pleated skirt of white linen; green cummerbund. 1893. ℹ As sports gained popularity amongst women, the…” Instagram, White Linen, Linen, Cotton, Pleated, Pleated Skirt, Weave, White, Women
Beth on Instagram: “Blouse of gray plain-weave cotton; pleated skirt of white linen; green cummerbund. 1893. ℹ As sports gained popularity amongst women, the…”
Beth on Instagram: “Blouse of gray plain-weave cotton; pleated skirt of white linen; green cummerbund. 1893. ℹ As sports gained popularity amongst women, the…” Fashion, Dress, Victorian Dress
Beth on Instagram: “Blouse of gray plain-weave cotton; pleated skirt of white linen; green cummerbund. 1893. ℹ As sports gained popularity amongst women, the…”
Beth on Instagram: “Silk Afternoon Dress: Bodice and Skirt. 1896-1897. #history #museumcollection #antiquetextile #instamuseum #museumoninstagram…” Dress Bodice, Afternoon Dress, Antique Textiles, Museum Collection, Bodice, Skirt, Silk
Beth on Instagram: “Silk Afternoon Dress: Bodice and Skirt. 1896-1897. #history #museumcollection #antiquetextile #instamuseum #museumoninstagram…”
Beth on Instagram: “Silk Afternoon Dress: Bodice and Skirt. 1896-1897. #history #museumcollection #antiquetextile #instamuseum #museumoninstagram…” Snow White, Disney Princess, Beth
Beth on Instagram: “Silk Afternoon Dress: Bodice and Skirt. 1896-1897. #history #museumcollection #antiquetextile #instamuseum #museumoninstagram…”
https://www.instagram.com/p/B74JoWhgUDh/?igshid=1dpowxti31qkc Wedding Dress, Berry, English, Dress Trims, Victorian
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an old black and white photo of the front of a building with advertising on it
Old Coney Island
the luna park entrance is lit up at night
Cher is back on the charts with ‘Woman’s World’
A throwback at Luna Park *Coney Island: Luna Park Entrance, 1905
an old black and white photo of people on the beach with umbrellas in hand
Coney Island between 1900 and 1906.
an old black and white photo of people walking in the street
Surf Avenue (pre Boardwalk), Coney Island, 1896