Deborah Harkness

History professor who tumbled down the rabbit hole and wrote the international best-selling books of the All Souls series
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Because it is spring

Because it is spring

...and there is hope, and there are balcony flash mobs in Italy, and acts of kindness from people shopping for the elderly to small businesses arranging for curb side pickups and deliveries. Yes, times are very very tough. Anxiety, concern, fear, Illness, and...

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Thank You

Thank You

Thank you to all the readers who put the boxed set of The All Souls Trilogy on the USA Today bestsellers list.

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June 10, 2020

June 10, 2020

On this day remember Bridget Bishop, the first woman executed for the crime of witchcraft in Salem, on 10 June 1692. The Salem witch panic began with fear and envy and ended with the torture and imprisonment of more than 150 women and men. Twenty were found guilty and...

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Going through old family photos and found this

I think this is Sophia Harkness, my great-great-great aunt, born in 1820, pictured here around 1855-1860. She never married and died in 1882. I may not ever know for sure if this is her, or if I'm right to think she was challenged in life with a troublesome eye and...

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