Mrs Molesworth – Studies and Stories, A. D. Innes 1893
 The Wide, Wide World is an 1850 novel by Susan Warner, published under the pseudonym Elizabeth Wetherell.
 Catriona (also known as David Balfour) is an 1893 novel written by Robert Louis Stevenson as a sequel to his earlier novel Kidnapped (1886).
 Reversi is an abstract strategy board game invented during the Victorian era. It has remained popular for more than a century being given a boost in the 1970’s when a version of it was re-marketed under the name ‘Othello’.
 Halma (from the Greek word ἅλμα meaning “jump”) is a strategy board game invented in 1883 by George Howard Monks, a US thoracic surgeon at Harvard Medical School. His inspiration was the English game Hoppity which was devised in 1854.
 The Coming Race is a novel by Edward Bulwer-Lytton, published anonymously in 1871
 Drugget – A heavy felted fabric usually of wool or wool and cotton, used as a floor covering.
 Dennis Embleton – Alys’ future husband.
 Patience; or, Bunthorne’s Bride, is a comic opera in two acts with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert.
 The Gondoliers; or, The King of Barataria is a Savoy Opera, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert.
 Kidnapped is a historical fiction adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson
 The Merchant of Venice is a 16th-century play written by William Shakespeare.
 John Ruskin’s “Sesame and Lilies“, first published in 1865, stands as a classic 19th-century statement on the natures and duties of men and women.
 Adam Bede, the first novel written by George Eliot (the pen name of Mary Ann Evans), was published in 1859.
 Joseph Addison, (1672 – 1719), English essayist, poet, and dramatist, who, with Richard Steele, was a leading contributor to and guiding spirit of the periodicals The Tatler and The Spectator.
 Where Three Empires Meet by Edward Frederick Knight – A Narrative Of Recent Travel In Kashmir, Western Tibet, Gilgit And The Adjoining Countries (1891-1892). Published 1895.
 Middlemarch, A Study of Provincial Life is a novel by the English author George Eliot.
 Heads, Bodies and Legs is a drawing game that was often played. Each artist would draw a segment of the body and then would turn over the sheet so that the next person could not see the design that had gone before resulting in a curious creature.