This week I’ve been back at work after a lovely two weeks off in which I got a huge amount of work done on the WIP (but didn’t finish it – boo.) One of the pleasures of writing is all the bits and bobs of interesting research I get to do. This can vary from a quick check on Google images to make sure I’ve got a thing right in my mind’s eye, to a two hour rabbit hole from which I emerge blinking and cursing myself. Research topics over the last week have included:
- Interior decoration of 18th Century upmarket London brothels (see my post on floor coverings)
- Greek myths, particularly in relation to the Trojan War
- Medieval herbal remedies (now I know what dragon’s blood is)
- The history of medical treatment for certain ailments (did you know incubus started out as a digestive complaint? Not a demon in sight.)
- Baths in the Georgian/Regency era (thank you, Mr Darcy)
- 18th Century architecture in Clerkenwell, London
- 18th Century firearms
- Christ’s temptation in the desert
- The effect of varying degrees of blood loss on the human body.
And now, this :
What a handy little chart.