I see I forgot to do a Friday post last week. My apologies! However, that does mean that I’ve got an especially good selection of links this week. So, without further ado:
Ever had your historical character sigh and stare at the wall, only to wonder exactly what he was seeing? Have a look at these historical wallpapers discovered in a renovated house:
I haven’t yet looked at the rest of the site, but that looks pretty interesting too.
This is an absolute must bookmark site for anyone doing stuff set in the Victorian era:
“several thousand pages of Victoriana, available free to the general public.”
Some evocative photos of London during WW2
I liked these photos in particular, but I follow the Retronaut on Twitter because it’s consistently interesting and inspiring with regular little glimpses into different eras and historical subjects.
And now for something completely different – some writing resources!
Ever stuck for a new story idea? This may help:
Oh no! My historical gay romance character has put on a deerstalker and is insisting he’s a detective, what can I do? I know nothing about plotting mystery novels!
Fret not, but check out
And for a bit of fun, and in case you were absolutely yearning for a banyan of your own
downloadable patterns for a man’s banyan, a sleeved waistcoat, an unsleeved waistcoat and a late 18th Century man’s coat. (Well, I can’t be the only one in the world who saw this and went “I want one!” can I?)