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.