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    What’s in an Acronym? BOPCRIS

    Dear Readers, I give you this awesome link, which no doubt some of you are already familiar with:

    BOPCRIS from the University of Southhampton.

    BOPCRIS digitisation projects
    Digitisation activities
    We provide high quality digital images of texts, pictures and maps from bound volumes, foldouts and single sheet documents. Clients include Jane Austen Chawton House Library, British Library, University of London – The Warburg Institute, British History Online, University of Cambridge, University of Bristol, Durham University, London School of Economics, University of Manchester, Newcastle University, University College London, Oxford University Press, University of Warwick, Southampton City Council and the Archaeological Institute.

    You might also consider aiding their efforts to raise money to retain the archives noted here. The Broadlands Archives

    Filling more than 4,500 boxes of documents, the Archives include hundreds of thousands of papers relating to Lord Palmerston and Lord Mountbatten. They are one of the UK’s most significant family and estate collections.

    There’s also this:

    British Pamphlets of the 19th Century

    The Plymouth Medical Society Historical Collection

    Yorkshire Women’s lives, 1100 to the Present.

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    Historical Workshop and other links.

    This week I’m doing a historical fiction workshop over at Romance Divas. They’re putting me through the wringer with good and interesting questions about writing, fiction and chickens.

    Carolyn’s Workshop at Romance Divas. Even after this week is done, the link will be good, so please do come by, ask questions, leave comments, admire my brilliance or even disagree.

    Here are some other interesting links I’ve come across lately:

    The Medieval Chronicle – subscription: Ooooh….

    How to Write a Great Query Letter Free download from agent Noah Lukeman.

    Canting Dictionary – 1736 Thieving Slang

    Historic Cities Oh, maps and sh– stuff!

    Crime Broadsides Project, Harvard Law Dying Speeches and Bloody Murders. Regency era material here. Check it out.

  • Reading,  Research,  Writing

    Links!

    Please note our sidebar now contains all sorts of great links: Riskies’ author websites and blogs, interviews, other writers’ and readers’ blogs, review sites and delicious Regency sites in which one can lose oneself and not wish to be found again.

    Thanks to everyone who has given us links from their blogs and websites. We are delighted to finally return the favor!

    Elena

    P.S. Kathleen Bolton and Therese Walsh at Writer Unboxed have posted the article they co-wrote with Elena on “Lessons from the Lord of the Rings”. Read it for lots of geeky analysis of what writers can learn from the choices made in adapting the trilogy for film, along with only a teensy bit of gushing over Sean, Viggo, Orlando, etc…

    P.P.S. The image above is of part of a Georgian emerald paste parure at www.georgianjewelry.com. In case you have $8550 just lying around…

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