A sense of place: Visit the homes where Louisa May Alcott worked and lived in the early 1850s

I am currently preparing for a presentation I will be giving about Victorian domestic life as seen through the living experiences of the Alcotts. For me the most fascinating period of that part of their history are the Boston years (1848-1855) where they essentially existed as nomads. Their dwellings ranged from cheap rented rooms and …

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A special Christmas Invitation from Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without the festivities at Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House. The homestead is decorated in the spirit of the Alcott family and the staff provides wonderful programs for the season. An extra treat of course is the recent release of Eve LaPlante's groundbreaking books, Marmee & Louisa The Untold Story of Louisa …

Companion volume to Marmee and Louisa includes newly discovered private writings

As mentioned in a previous post, a new dual biography on Louisa and her mother is coming out in November called Marmee & Louisa: The Untold Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Mother by Eve LaPlante. LaPlante's website indicates that previously undiscovered private papers were found which form the basis of her book. These …