Lady Charlotte – It Begins

TenBellsHere I go again, creating new characters.  meet the following:

Charlotte Rutherford – Widowed, but her reputation is scandalous

Cedric Fitzgerald – Charlotte’s cousin

Lord Albert Beckett – Her eventual love interest

What’s it all about?  Well, I do have a smashing synopsis written already, but I’m keeping it under wraps for a few reasons. Let’s just say that Charlotte and Albert will be in a definite hate/love relationship, sparring with one another, in rather humorous settings.

Already, I’m digging into a few research items revolving around:

  • A famous pub in 1890 Whitechapel.  How about The Ten Bells where two of Jack the Ripper’s victims apparently frequented?
  • I’m also reading about the West End risque theatres.

Stay tuned as I add more information about Charlotte’s wardrobe and the habits of good society.

I’m starting Chapter 5 and have written 10,419 toward my 50,000-word goal.

 

Shades of Victorian Fashion: Crimson, Claret, Scarlet, and Red – Mimi Matthews

From the blog of Mimi Matthews, a wonderful author who writes everything Victorian.  Enjoy her recent post on 19th century red, which of course one of my fallen Victorian ladies will eventually wear in an upcoming book.

During the nineteenth century, red was considered a vibrant, powerful color, suitable for warm winter cloaks, richly patterned shawls, and dramatic evening dresses.

Source: Shades of Victorian Fashion: Crimson, Claret, Scarlet, and Red – Mimi Matthews