My stop on Christine’s blog is all about the research!
One of the reasons Christine and I are such good virtual friends is our keen interest in research and our overwhelming need to get our facts straight, so when she suggested this blog post be centred around that topic, I jumped at the chance.
In doing my research for this book series, I had several elements swirling around my head:
Time period: the books begin in 1930
Locations: Portia lives in Toronto, travels from New York to London where she sets up her new home.
Language/patois: Portia is Canadian, but for most of the book, lives in London.
My approach was varied, but included reading as many books as I could find written between 1925 and 1940. I extended…
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