Tag Archives: The Adventures of Xavier and Vic

Liza O’Connor’s Toxic Diamonds

Baby Farmers were usually women (or a couple) who, for a monthly fee, would care for your baby. (In the late Victorian Era, London was full of women needing work at various factories. Many baby farmers failed to feed or … Continue reading

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New Release: The Crimelords’ War by Liza O’Connor

  Meet the butler, Gregory When Vic and Claire were young children, they came to live with their Aunt Madeline after a ship wreck took both parents. Having watched her mother drown due to the heavy skirts she wore, Vic … Continue reading

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A Hairy Situation: Liza O’Connor and The Darkest Days

I have a very hairy man in The Darkest Days. You might recall him from an earlier book as well, when he was locked in Bedlam and Vic set him free. When Vic set him free, he’d escaped London and … Continue reading

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A Precarious Beginning ~ Liza O’Connor and The Pack of Trouble Blog Tour

Infant mortality remained very high in Late Victorian England, with nearly 20% of infants dying in their first year. Don’t marry that percentage, because the stats of mortality in the 19th century are highly contested by today’s statisticians and could … Continue reading

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Property Rights of Victorian Women by Liza O’Connor and Spotlighting Well Kept Secrets

Property Rights of the Victorian Woman Before 1870, any money a wife earned, gained from investments, received as a gift, or inherited became her husband’s upon marriage. Any she acquired afterwards was his too. He could dispose of all ‘movable’ … Continue reading

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Liza O’Connor on White Slavery and Her New Release The Missing Partner

Today, Liza discusses White Slavery The abduction of young girls and boys as fodder for the prostitution market has always been a problem which England has been loath to deal with. As late as 1874, it was only a misdemeanor … Continue reading

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