Hello Gentle Reader, with Imprudence releasing oh so soon.
Here’s a glimpse into some of the research I had to do for this next Custard Protocol book.
|Queen Victoria via Elaine Powell @ManchesterSteam|
Politics in the Sudan before and after Rue visits
Generally Useful Victorian Stuff
- British Army during the Victorian Era
- 56 Delightful Victorian Slang Terms You Should Be Using
- Why is Helium so Scarce?
- Victorian Meals Series: 1. Kitchens, 2. Cooking, 3. Upper-class Dinner
- Laudanum, and its many uses
- Women and literature in the Victorian era ~ the danger of solitary reading, oh my
- Recreating Hairstyles of the 1890s
- The Significance of a Diamond-Studded Bicycle, c. 1890
In Which Rue References Things You Might Not Know Of
- Maxim gun (as opposed to the Gatling or the Nordenfelt)
- Maahes the ancient Egyptian lion-headed god of war, whose name means “he who is true beside her”.
“Our Homes in 1883 estimated that the average person needed 22 gallons of water a day, divided up as:
Domestic usage, excluding laundry 9 gallons
WCs 5 gallons
Baths, one a week 5 gallons
Washing clothes 3 gallons”
~ The Victorian House by Judith Flanders
(According to USGS.gov the average water use per person per day in the US is 80-100 gallons.)
~ Hints to Lady Travellers: At Home and Abroad (Royal Geographic Society) by Lillias Campbell Davidson (1889)
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GAIL’S DAILY DOSE
Your Moment of Parasol . . .
Your Infusion of Cute . . .
Your Tisane of Smart . . .
Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
Quote of the Day:
“By the end, Rafe wore the long-suffering looking of an eagle being ordered about by a flock of excited pigeons.”
Questions about Gail’s steampunk world? There’s a wiki for that!