Miniature figures or miniature soldiers in general have been around as talismans or devotional objects for many centuries. However, the ‘modern’ toy soldier – a product explicitly marketed to children to play with – was created in the 18th century in Prussia. The first tin toys were flat, two-dimensional figures. They started as a by-product of the tin-ware production.Continue reading
Millions of people currently live in a locked-down area. This is an unusual situation for adults – and a very difficult one for kids. To help families with children aged 4-7 coping with shutdown and quarantine, I created an audio version of two children’s stories I wrote some years ago. One was among the winning stories in a writing contest for children’s stories, and was published by Weltbild.
The story “Die Reise nach Al Kalarabia” (10:30 min) is a story about courage, featuring the young camel Ben Abdul. The second story, “Fips im Zauberkäse” is about a mouse that lives in a magic cheese (4:30 min)
However, both stories are written in German. Thus, I am looking for someone fluent in both German and English who would translate and record one of it for free and then share it with families all over the world.Continue reading
Dear Regency Enthusiast
Schedule your Regency year 2020! There are plenty of events related to the Regency period and the Georgian Age to enjoy. I have compiled a selection of more than events announced in Britain, Europe, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the USA.
Here is the second part of events related to the Regency period and the Georgian Age in 2020. Enjoy planning you Regency year!Continue reading
Which topics and anniversaries will be important for Regency Enthusiasts in 2019? This year marks the 200th or 250th anniversary of the following political, scientific and literary events:
Schedule your Regency year 2019! There are plenty of events related to the Regency period and the Georgian Age to enjoy. I have compiled a selection of more than events announced in Europe, Australia, and the USA. Continue reading
Dear Regency Enthusiast
I had the pleasure of perfoming “Ladies, Smugglers and the Glamour of the Ballroom” at the City Library in Nidderau / Germany. The programm is a mix of excerpts from my novel and entertaining information about the Regency Period.
Let me share with you a couple of pictures from a premiere: Continue reading