With the release of the trade paperback of Timeless immanent, Gentle Reader, I thought you would enjoy a flashback glimpse at some of my research for that book.
|British Paintings tumblr: Joseph Interprets Pharaoh’s Dream – Reginald Arthur 1894|
|British Paintings tumblr: 1839 David-Roberts-Interview-With-Mehmet-Ali-In-His-Palace-At-Alexandria|
Below are some quick sources off the top of my head for the Victorians in Egypt, some you need a library, some are available to buy, some are in Google online or project Gutenberg. They range in time from early to late Victorian. Because of #AmazonJail I am leaving the source up to you. I trust you are intelligent enough to get hold of the book from wherever you like, should you wish.
- Queen Victoria’s Little Wars
- Rape of the Nile
|1880 Ladies Dahabia Egypt, Gutenberg project|
- A Thousand Miles Up the Nile
- Baedeker’s Upper Egypt
- Baedeker’s Lower Egypt
- Travels in Greece, Palestine, Egypt, and Barbary, during the years 1806 and 1807 (FA de Chateaubriand) ~ this is too early but I still found it useful. And you better believe I drew upon it heavily for Alessandro, especially to soon to release short story.
|1876 Port of Alexiandria, Gutenberg project|
- Google Images search: 1882 London Times coverage of the riots in Egypt (I’ve blogged about that already)
- Google Images search: lithographs of David Roberts: A bit earlier than Victorian times but a great visual for what many of the famous sites looked like back then.
Some images that informed Timeless most particularly…
|1882 Alexandria Suburbs, Gutenberg project|
|Desert Balloon 1 via Wiki commons|
|Hatshetsup’s Temple Wiki commons|
Random thing: Portrayals of Cleopatra on film.
|Via booksnbuildings tumblr – Houses in Cairo showing carved windows, 1868 Photo by Frank M. Good (Getty)|
GAIL’S DAILY DOSE
Your Moment of Parasol . . .
|1882 Picnic Nile River, Gutenberg project|
Your Infusion of Cute . . .
|Tomb of Two Brothers wiki commons|
Google it, you won’t be disappointed. Let’s just be quite clear, they are most likely NOT brothers.
Your Tisane of Smart . . .
Victorian Invention: Combined Bustle and Stool
Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
This Is Your Brain on Writing
PROJECT ROUND UP
Prudence ~ Custard Protocol Book the First: Edits handed in. Release date March 17, 2015. Not yet available for pre-order.
Manners & Mutiny ~ The Finishing School Book the Last. Finished rough draft, cutting and trimming begins soon. Release date early November 2015. Not yet available for pre-order.
Quote of the Day:
“It is to be supposed that before her arrival, the mistress of the house has inspected the chamber of her guest, to see that all is right—that there are two pitchers full of fresh water on the stand, and three towels on the rail, (two fine and one coarse,) with a china mug for teeth-cleaning, and a tumbler to drink from; a slop jar of course, and a foot-bath.”
~ The Ladies’ Guide to True Politeness and Perfect Manners or, Miss Leslie’s Behaviour Book
by Eliza Leslie (American 1864)
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