|Celebrate the Small Things|
|The perfect book for my research.|
But first, this post is part of a really positive blog hop called Celebrate the Small Things, co-hosted by Lexa Cain @ Lexa Cain , L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge , and Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits Blog You can go to any of these sites to get all the links and add your name to the links.
As some of you know, my middle grade mystery, Imogene and the Case of the Missing Pearls (book one of a planned series) is set in Victorian London. The family cook is an important character, along with Sherlock Holmes, ten-year-old sleuth Imogene, and her co-sleuth, mudlark Rusty.
The book I'm celebrating? The Victorian Kitchen, by Jennifer Davies. I ordered this book through Amazon, feeling I needed to know a little more of Victorian era kitchen life and meal preparation, and this book has it all. It's a treasure trove of information, with great pictures, floor plans, menus, etc. I had already gleaned a lot from Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management and various sites on the Internet, but this book gives me an even deeper look at life below stairs. So today finds me starting the new year feeling well equipped for book two of my series.
How about you? Have you ever stumbled on the perfect book for your research? Do you enjoy research? Do you enjoy finding out about historical times? Do you enjoy mysteries?