BRIDGET WHELAN writer

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Advice from the sickbed of the 1830s BRIGHTON HOUSEKEEPER AND AGONY AUNT

Mrs Finnegan, the Celebrated Authority in affairs of the HEART and HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT, is feeling much better thank you very much and is now able to answer all letters IN … Continue reading

July 7, 2020 · Leave a comment

Birthday Anguish and Weak Ankles…Sound advice and sober reflection from the 1830s

Mrs Finnegan’s Chronicles: the Celebrated Authority in affairs of the HEART and HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT staying alert at The Regency Town House in that South Coast pearl of a town, Brighton and Hove … Continue reading

May 12, 2020 · Leave a comment

How to Fight greying hair and unscrupulous grocers The Wit and Wisdom of Mrs Finnegan, the 1830s housekeeper extraordinaire

The housekeeper has the care of the linen, of the grocery – dried & other fruits, spices, soap, candles and stores of all kinds. In short she is the LADY … Continue reading

April 24, 2020 · 5 Comments

Mind-reading and social-isolation for housekeepers — Most admirable ADVICE from the 1830s

Mrs Finnegan’s Chronicles: the Celebrated Authority in affairs of the HEART and HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT from The Regency Town House How can you tell what someone thinks? I am walking out … Continue reading

April 14, 2020 · Leave a comment

Fine clothes and malevolent accusations — Most excellent ADVICE from the 1830s

Mrs Finnegan’s Chronicles: the Celebrated Authority in affairs of the HEART and HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT WITH two good dresses and a quantity of shawls and fine fichus given to me when … Continue reading

April 2, 2020 · 4 Comments

ASK MRS AINSLEY — the 1830s housekeeper and agony aunt with attitude

DEAR MRS AINSLEYI am in love with two men and I know not what to do.The first lives in the village where I was born. We played together as children … Continue reading

March 18, 2020 · 3 Comments