Slammed (Updated)

Okay, I am beyond busy and have a little bit of a cold. But I have to say that Jeff Ford’s first guest post at the LBC is FABULOUS. You must go read it. It’s all about his experiences researching historical periods for his novels. A taste:

Here’s a little fact I found that will give perspective as to women’s standing at the time.  Women in mental institutions of the day were, each night, administered a warm whiskey douche.  Now, I may be wrong but I’m pretty sure this was not a treatment conceived of by a woman. Seems like an awful lot of trouble for one thing, and crazy in a kind of sexually perverted way for another.   

Updated: And the second one, about mystery and the meaning of life, is just as good.

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