Mimi Matthews is the author of The Pug Who Bit Napoleon: Animal Tales of the 18th and 19th Centuries(Pen & Sword Books, November 2017). Her articles on nineteenth century history have been published on various academic and history sites, including the Victorian Web and the Journal of Victorian Culture, and are also syndicated weekly at BUST Magazine. When not writing historical non-fiction, Mimi authors exquisitely proper Victorian romance novels. Her debut Victorian romance The Lost Letter was released on September 19, 2017. Follow Mimi on Twitter here or visit her website.

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