Research

WIP Research: The Alexandra Trust Dining Rooms

MY WIP largely takes place in the East End, and my research has taken me into surprising directions. Before now, I filtered my view of the East End through Dickens and the Jack the Ripper murders, and perhaps a few snippets from Mayhew from time to time. Needless to say, these were myopic: yes there …

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Books Research

Found in Google Books

I own a ton of Baedeker Handbooks (paid a pretty penny for a few of them) and now I find that they’ve been uploaded to Google Books! Take a trip through Great Britain of 1901, Berlin in 1910, Austria-Hungary before WWI, or the United States, Cuba, and Alaska in 1909. Travel around the Night Side …

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