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EMERGENCE OF THE OFFICE IN THE 19TH CENTURY

With the invention of the telephone and telegraph, it was no longer necessary to have an office attached to its manufacturing site. Instead, the business office could be located in a town or city which offered immediate access to legal and banking...

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THE NEW WOMAN

THE NEW WOMAN In 1874 Sarah Grand coined the phrase “New Woman”. The New Woman was intelligent, educated, emancipated, independent, self-supporting and an icon. The phrase included female radicals from the middle class as well as factory and...

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Posted March 17, 2017 0 comments 0 recommendations

THE ODD WOMEN

Female. Single. Marriageable.  The combination of these three things were perceived as a growing social problem in mid- and late-Victorian England. They comprised a population of one million women; who were “odd” – that is, they...
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THE WOMAN QUESTION

The Woman Question is a phrase customarily used in the last part of the 19th century.  It questioned the central roles of women in such countries as Canada, Russia, the United Kingdom and the US. But it didn’t begin there.  In the 16th...
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Posted February 9, 2017 0 comments 0 recommendations

Lady's Companion or Governess

Neither a pleasant profession in Victorian times. Their place in the familial/domestic hierarchy was very, very grey. Well born and well educated with the requisite skills of the upper class female—embroidery, knitting, tatting, fine...

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Posted January 16, 2017 0 comments 0 recommendations

ECHOES

Whether of the past or as a portent of what is to come, echoes can be a wonderful device to create and build tension – or they can be the bane of a writer’s existence. How often have you sat in front of your screen, the words pouring forth so...
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Posted January 19, 2016 1 comment 0 recommendations

INCORPORATING DIALOGUE SUITABLE TO THE SETTING OF YOUR STORY

  It is sometimes difficult to master the syntax of an earlier century. And I feel safe saying earlier century, since we are only fifteen years into this one. Because my books are set in the late 19th century, using dialogue, sentence structure,...
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Posted January 5, 2016 0 comments 0 recommendations

Over the Bounding Main

What could be more historically romantic than a sail around Sydney’s harbour in a tall ship? And the cost of something I’ve longed to do could be written off – always a plus for authors.

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Posted February 9, 2015 0 comments 0 recommendations

Sales!?

I just received a statement from my publisher. People in 9 different countries decided to read my version of an historical romance. Purchases made in the US, Canada and even India were not so surprising. However, those in France, Japan, Germany and Italy...

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Posted January 10, 2014 0 comments 0 recommendations

LISBON

    LISBON TOUR Not, perhaps, what one would expect in an historical romance, but very reflective of one who finds heat evervating! Old and tired, she proceeded with care. Because the streets of Lisbon were paved with a type of white,...

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Posted October 4, 2013 0 comments 0 recommendations
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Blind Spot

Amanda and her sister, Faith, are faced with the task of establishing Wentworth Optometry Services...

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