Books That Get You In The Creative Mood

13 Jan

I have been struggling lately to find my Victorian voice again for my first person narration. It seems to have drifted off; so to get myself back into the Victorian mind I’ve been reading some Sherlock Holmes,  Googling Victorian info and reading snippets of this:

Enquire Within Upon Everything 1890

Enquire Within Upon Everything 1890

 

Please excuse the dodgy picture, I took it on my tablet and it’s not the best.  Anyway enquire within is a real insight into the Victorian mind.  Their home remedies, recipes, household advice, baby names, their recommendations for bringing up children, how to address a letter, doing the washing. The sections on how to correct regional accents and how women should behave are real eye openers! It’s a brilliant book whether you’re a writer or just a history buff, or both. I wondered if anyone else had any go to books to help them get into character, as it were, when writing?

 

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