Thank you for being so kind, Gentle Readers, during my LJ breakup troubles. I will keep you all well informed, and, as I said, try to keep this LJ blog as my backup if nothing else. I have taken all your suggestions to heart and as soon as we begint he trial switch I will let you know which platform works best with my website and go from there. And now, on to today’s post!
Today’s Blog is a Break for a Research Moment. You know you want one! Prepare to be . . . Derailed!
Just discovered the amazing illustrations of London by Gustave Doré. He mainly sketched the lowlife and slums from about 1860-1880.
Over London by Rai 1872 (From London- A Pilgrimage)
Dudley Street SevenDials (from London a Pilgrimage) 1872
Westminster Stairs 1872
On the London suburbs, according to contemporary guidebooks complied by Judith Flanders in The Victorian House.
- Because of a direct railway Chamberwell and Peckingham: clerks
- Hammersmith, Balham, and Leyton: lower middle class
- Penge and Ealing: middle class (no direct railway)
- Hampstead: upper middle
- St. Jon’s Wood: authors, journalists, publishers
- Tyburnia, Bayswater, Haverstock Hill, Brixton, Clapham, Kenninton, and Stockwell: city men like stockbrokers, merchants, commercial agents
- Sydenham, Highgate, Barnes, Richmond: the wealthy (swells & ladies)
GAIL’S DAILY DOSE
Your Infusion of Cute . . .
Your Tisane of Smart . . .
I like the idea of a saucer and a scone plate in one.
Etiquette & Espionage: The Finishing School Book the First: Slaving over second pass edits. Release date Fall 2012.
Secret Project PPA: Announced at WorldCon . . . coming soon.
BIG FAT SPOILER ALERT! Really, DON’T READ THE BLURB ON AMAZON if you haven’t read the other books first!
Quote of the Day:
“The most convenient arrangement I have ever tried. However, was a little electro-silver reading lamp lent me a year or two ago by a friend when I was traveling to the Scotch Highlands, and had a long night journey from town. It consisted simply of a case to hold the candle – which it exactly fitted – with a strong, self-actign spring, which raised the candle to the proper height as fast as it burnt down.”
~ Lillias Campbell Davidson (1889)