In fact, he loved cigars and found smoking very relaxing. Other fun facts about the author: His real name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens. His father died of pneumonia when he… Read More »Did You Know That Mark Twain Started Smoking When He Was 8 Years Old?
She began using morphine to ease the after-effects of typhoid fever contracted while working as a nurse during the Civil War. The illness was at the time treated with mercury,… Read More »Did you know that Louisa May Alcott was addicted to opium?
The following is a guest post by D. Lawrence-Young, author of Mary Norton: Soldier Girl. If you would like to write a guest post on my blog, please send me an… Read More »Mary Norton: Soldier Girl by D. Lawrence-Young