Some Good News
This morning I opened my email to some very good news–my contemporary manuscript, Breaking Down the Rules, is a finalist in the Golden Claddagh contest. This story is a sequel to my last year’s Fab Five Contest winner, Secrets in the Wall. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for the final results, to be announced July 23, 2014 at the annual general meeting of the Celtic Hearts chapter of RWA.
Some Fun Places
Because I haven’t had time to finish the research for the post I was going to write, today I’m sharing some of the fun historical sites I subscribe to.
pastnow, History, Arts, and Stuff: Every day this website sends a tidbit of history from 200 years ago. Here’s today’s: “On June 17 1814, President Madison issues a Proclamation, pardoning all deserters who return to duty.” The Twitter companion is @1814now. Check it out for some fun history, interesting art, and of course, good stuff.
Two Nerdy History Girls: Or “Bestselling authors Loretta Chase & Isabella Bradford gossip about history, writing, and yes, shoes”. This site presents a variety of historical articles, and I especially like their fashion stories. Their weekly “Breakfast Links” is a potpourri of links to obscure tidbits of information.
Spitalfields Life: The Gentle Author sends me a daily edition of Spitalfields Life filled with wonderful pictures from this London neighborhood. The Gentle Author’s mission? “Over the coming days, weeks, months and years, I am going to write every single day and tell you about life here in Spitalfields at the heart of London. How can I ever describe the exuberant richness and multiplicity of culture in this place to you? This is both my task and my delight.” Some history is mixed into the current scene.
A Covent Garden Gilflurt’s Guide to Life, Glorious Georgian dispatches from the long 18th century: Madame Gilflurt says “Here you will meet emperors, poets and those who swung on the Tyburn tree, stand your ground on the battlefields of Europe or share the last hours of an iconic queen before settling in the best seats Drury Lane has to offer. You might cross uncharted territory, witness a country torn apart by revolution and meet pioneers of the long 18th century, all from the comfort of my Gin Lane salon in the heart of Georgian Covent Garden.” This is a lovely destination for the curious internet tourist.
Georgian Gentleman: Mike Rendell’s blog has “grown out of the research which has gone into my book The Journal of a Georgian Gentleman. It derives from the huge volume of papers which I have inherited from Richard Hall my 4 x Great grandfather”. You may have visited here before, since I’ve referenced this site in my postings about Faro. Check out his recent posts about the Scots and the Irish.
What about you? Are there any other sites devoted to Regency and Georgian History you can introduce me to? I’d love to hear from you!