The Old Chelsea Bun-House is an incredible story by English novelist Anne Manning that gives the readers a peek into the social life and customs of 18th century England. Her stories have literary charm and a delicate historical imagination. Excerpt: "I did not think her a Belle of the first Order, setting her Rank and Style aside. Her Shape was fine; her Hand and Foot delicately formed; but she rolled her Eyes too much, and had too high a Colour. I don't believe she painted. Altogether, she seemed in the very Flush of Existence; as if she had never met with a Reverse, nor ever expected one. She seemed to think "Let us Eat and Drink," without adding, "To-morrow we die.""