Vol. 20 No. 5 - The Mysterious Affair at Styles

Vol. 20 No. 5 - The Mysterious Affair at Styles

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119th issue of The Storybook Home Journal™. Made & Printed in the USA. Categories: Agatha Christie, Hercule Poirot, Magazine, Nancy Young & The Mysterious Affair at Styles

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Vol. 20 No. 5 of The Storybook Home Journal

The Mysterious Affair at Styles

What's in this issue?

Retired to Her Boudoir the Decorating article

Historically (and in reality) there is much more to the concept of the boudoir than tittle-tattle, trivialities, trysts, and treachery—or even the taxing activity of teaching Fido to beg for bon bons.  When creating a comfortable—but—practical boudoir, whether it is a space carved out of another room or a new face for an old room, there are some basics inspired by the approach used in business models, that adapt cozily to the more relaxed needs of home.

Get Hold of That Paper At All Costs the Hearth article

For any who, like me, aren't ready for the app that replaces the touch and feel of creamy vellums or thin papyrus, and who—also like me—are anxious to get the best for their buck while satisfying their craving for beauty, here are some clues for discerning the best the paper the market has to offer for the least outlay.

Quite a War Household the Kitchen article

Lots of dishes were as depressing as news from the front, but there were also those that made both palates and politicians happy.  For those waging a war against anything from an overstocked garden to an understocked refrigerator, or from wasted food to waisted fat, here are a handful of WWI-based recipes to help satisfy and shore up a household of troops.  Recipes include: Eat-More-Fish Salmon, Braised Chicken Salad, Cottage Spread, Cottage Cheese Oatcakes, Flourless Teacakes, Poor Man's Puff Paste.

A Certain Series of Russian Folksongs the Music article

While it wasn't murder (though plenty of folk music is) Mrs. Inglethorpe's letter to a French music publisher asking for a collection of Russian folk tunes reveals a minor mystery of its own: what is authentic Russian folk music?

A Freshly Planted Bed of Begonias the Garden article

Fittingly for the author of The Mysterious Affair at Styles, there were aspects in the history of begonias that had the potential to become the kind of foreboding settings, suggesting clues or promising plotlines that might comprise a Christie mystery.

The Detection Game the Bookshelf article

Agatha Christie wrote 85 crime novels, dozens of short stories and 19 plays, and became the most translated and bestselling fiction author in history, with estimated sales of over 2 billion—outsold only by Shakespeare, the Bible and Mao Tse Tung.

A Perfect Dream the Looking Glass article

Collecting china can demand a connoisseur'’s flashing eye or simply a dilletante's dilating heart, but in any event, accumulating the beauty of porcelain can elevate the soul.  Here are some helps for both the serious, as well as the casual collector that may, perhaps, lead those interested to some antique pieces which are a perfect dream.

Enke and the Dragons, part 3 the Writer's Garret article

Accompanying her father to Dragon's Head Point on the west coast of Gimen, Enke takes her first steps in learning how to travel on the soul of the wind.

From the Newsroom

New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - The Mysterious Affair at Styles

By Al R. Young The The Mysterious Affair at Styles issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - Retired to Her Boudoir (5 pages)Hearth - Get Hold of That Paper At All Costs (2 pages)Kitchen - Quite a War Household (5 pages)Music - A Certain Series of Russian Folksongs (1 page)Garden - A Freshly Planted Bed of Begonias (4 pages)Bookshelf - The Detection Game (2 pages)Looking - A Perfect Dream (2 pages)Garret - Enke and the Dragons, part 3 (2 pages)The Mysterious Affair at Styles is the 125th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

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