1998 just keeps getting better. The Invitation To A Funeral Tour of Restoration London won The Bouncey Smiley Web Site Award on the 11th of January.
The new year continues to look good for this site; it received one of Eternity's Best of the Web Awards on the 9th of January, 1998.
What a brilliant way to start the New Year! The Invitation To A Funeral Tour of Restoration London was honoured with Rita's "Cool Fun & Colorful Site" award on the 2nd of January 1998.
The stars continue to smile upon on this site! AdZe the astrologer has chosen The Invitation To A Funeral Tour of Restoration London as her Cosmic Site of the Night for 29 October 1997.
This site had another date with fate on the 29th of October 1997, when it was selected as a Cool Central Cool Site of the Hour.
The Invitation To A Funeral Tour won a "Pick of the Week" Award for the week of 12 October 1997, from Frank Severa's Useful URL's. Frank recommends the site to all those who "enjoy scandals". Whatever can he mean?
The Invitation To A Funeral Tour was selected as one of Cheese Dog's Pick Of The Pack, winning the coveted three and a half biscuits award on 10 October 1997. The charming and erudite Cheese Dog said of this site: "History buffs - come on down and get your brain boned up on 17th century England," then goes on to suggest that some people may find this period of English history "funny in its quirkyness". That's canine humour for you.
The Invitation To A Funeral Tour of Restoration London was the Iso-Topically Cool Site of the Day on 22nd August, 1997. As they so kindly pointed out, the Restoration was a "funky" and "fun-loving" time.
The Invitation To A Funeral Tour was chosen as HRDDRV'S Cool Site of the Week 18-24 August, 1997.
Not an award, but this site got a nice write-up in the Cyberland column of 18 August 1997 in which columnist David Hipschman said, "...the tour of the novel's setting is marvellous, I almost wish I could turn my coffee table into a computer screen so I could slice Stilton, sip port and put my feet up on her Web site. It is a great introduction to the 17th century."
The Invitation To A Funeral Tour was featured in the February 1997 Showcase, a German site featuring the work of women on the web.
This site was rated as "Yippee! (magical)" in Yahoo Internet Life According to them, The Invitation To A Funeral Tour turns "potentially crass marketing" (WOT??? Crass, me?) into "a truly educational experience." (Phew! That's better.) They go on to describe the site as: "a wonderfully encyclopedic tour" and "an enjoyable trip, and very well executed", with the concluding comment: "By the time you finish, you may even be nostalgic for the Bubonic Plague."
This site was given a 3-star award by SCI-FInder, the dedicated SF/F Search Engine.
Joe of Joe's Detective Pages rates The Invitation To A Funeral Tour as a five bullet site, describing it as "a rollicking tour of 17th century London", though for some reason, Joe seems to be under the impression the site is a game, and not a bad one at that! Well, we all have our own ideas of fun.