I’m writing the first Custard Protcol book right now, Gentle Reader, set in 1895.
There are the usual pauses for research and as I thought you might enjoy a look at the rabbit holes I have been chasing over the past month in pursuit of fodder for Prudence.
Mainly so Rue can blow it up or insult it, you know how these things go.
- The history of Barclay’s Bank
- Maps and diagrams of the Island of Malta
- History and alternate names for London’s Pea Soup fog best known today from Sherlock Holmes adventures.
- History and use of the term “booby trap.”
- Names and titles of workers on board a steamer ship around the turn of the century.
- History and use of bergamot.
- Victorian deserts that might travel well.
- History and evolution of the iconography around the goddess Sekhmet.
- History of Fortnam & Mason (aka Tum Tums)
- Fisk Jubalee Singers tours in the 1800s.
- Famously beautiful Arabic women.
Life as an author, in a very odd sort of nut shell.
~ Your Writer Beast
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Quote of the Day:
“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.”
~ Richard Steele, Tatler, 1710
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Wonderful Gail! Can't wait for it! I read somewhere in an Arthur C.Clarke-related book that London also suffered from days that simply turned into night s sometimes…
Gail, did you mean desserts that might travel well? I do not recall many Victorian deserts at all, let alone those which might be brought along in ones dirigible.