I have been doing quite a lot of research these past few days for my second book, "The Book of Thoth".
It is really exciting, because you just go from one thing to the other in no particular order and you keep taking notes. I don't know about other writers, but I actually get even more ideas when I do research after stumbling across some bits of info I think would be quite good to use somewhere in the book...
So over the past few days, it's kind of gone thus:
Favourite cigarette brands in the 1920s
Abortion in the 1920s
Electricity and electrification in the 1920s
Midnight bath and other antics in the Roaring Twenties
The history of vegetarianism
George Bernard Shaw was an outspoken vegetarian!
Oh, look! G. B. Shaw received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925, just when my book starts! I have to put it in there...
His wife Charlotte really was a strange woman...
How do you say "family" in Egyptian? Answer: Makhaut. Sounds good. Let's use it!
Oops, end up on the bonkers rambling website of a God botherer waffling on about the conspiracy theory of the Illuminati. Oh, it is quite interesting, even though it's been written by a religious nutter
There's a wikipedia link explaining the conspiracy theory HERE
The Victorian dining-room
Decorative plaster mouldings in the Victorian house
That was rather fun, wasn't it?
I think therefore I write.
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