Travel Photo of the Day (Dec. 1)

Harriet Beecher Stowe’s house in Hartford, Connecticut.  She’s the author of the novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin. 

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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27 Responses to Travel Photo of the Day (Dec. 1)

  1. wolke205 says:

    The Architecture of this house is amazing. I remember a bit of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”, I had to read it in my english class, guess that was 12 years ago 🙂

    • TBM says:

      I loved this house. It is right next door to the Mark Twain house and for a few years, the two authors lived next door to each other. She was already a famous author nearing the end of her life and Twain was starting out with his writing and fame. I enjoyed Uncle Tom’s Cabin. I read it in college, but I will be rereading it at some point to complete my 1001 novel challenge.

  2. Carl V. says:

    That is gorgeous. With the holidays approaching I see a house like that and it makes me want to spend my days there with traditional decorations, a mug of warm cider, surrounded by good friends and good books.

    • TBM says:

      Oh that does sound delightful. Throw in some cookies and I’m there. And luckily for you, the gift shop has many books so you won’t run out of reading material. I picked up a collection of Short Stories by American writers. I need to start it.

      You would love the mulled cider at the pubs in London. And it gets pretty festive here. I can see you in a pub, with a book, and a hot cider.

  3. frizztext says:

    read the book in my youth …

    • TBM says:

      I read it as well. She made an impact with that novel. When the author met Abraham Lincoln, the American president during the Civil War, he said, “So you are the little lady who started the Civil War.” That must have been a great compliment for a writer who wanted to make an impact.

  4. niasunset says:

    WOW! This is wonderful. I haven’t known Harriet Beecher Stowe, Thank you dear TBM, I will search more about her now. With my love, nia

    • TBM says:

      She is a fascinating woman. Uncle Tom’s Cabin was published before the American Civil War. Her novel was a plea to end slavery in the United States. It is an emotional novel and it made a huge impact on many who read it during her time.

  5. T.F.Walsh says:

    What a cool house… has an almost haunted feel about it:)

    • TBM says:

      I can see that. But I think that about a lot of old houses. I think I’ve read too many novels and seen too many movies with ghosts. I also love to try to imagine what it was like during her time. I bet you could write there.

  6. I love how the trees sort of frame the entrance. It is so much more appealing than a photo of the house standing alone.

    • TBM says:

      I wonder if there were more trees there during her time. She also loved to garden, but it was a little early in the season so there weren’t too many flowers when I visited.

  7. Kristina says:

    Absolutely beautiful! Such a lovely image!

  8. IsobelandCat says:

    Bothe Twian and Beecher Stowe visited London, though whether at the same time or not I don’t know. Maybe you could track down where they stayed and visited while they were here!

    • TBM says:

      Hi Isobel. I’m not sure if mulled cider is like mulled wine since I’ve only sampled them. My guess would be yes, but I don’t know how they are made. But they are both good. Nice and warm on a rainy night.

      That is a great idea. I should track down where they stayed! Brilliant! There are a few Americans that stayed here that I want to track down, such as Ben Franklin and John Adams. I’m sure there are more. I wonder if there is a book out there I can get. I’ll have to look.

  9. xandimusic says:

    what an amazing house!

  10. Big Man loves this book – I´ll have to show him this, he´ll be thrilled to see it!

  11. The Hook says:

    Authors have homes with such character. Why is that?

    • TBM says:

      I’m not sure. I was surprised to see the inside since she also loved to paint and there are paintings that she created on display. It was fun!

  12. carol says:

    That house is gorgeous!

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