Useful Website Links
Here are links to some of my favourite websites - hope you like them too!
- British Newspaper Archive
This website is brilliant for finding out what was happening in a specific area at a particular time in history. There's everything from reports about crime and accidents, through to advertisements for clothing, furnishings and medicines. Utterly fascinating!
- Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading
Provides lots of useful information about editing and proofreading, and what you can expect if you employ an editor/proofreader.
- Early Victorian Cosmetics
An interesting page on the Kate Tattersall Adventures website with details about cosmetics in the Victorian period, including some nineteenth century recipes.
- English Heritage Recipes from a Victorian Kitchen
Here you can find out more about Mrs Avis Crocombe, the cook at Audley End in 1881, together with recipes from her handwritten book.
This website is a great starting point for all kinds of research, not just for family history.
- Historic Newspapers
Brilliant for finding old newspapers for specific dates, and for providing original presents to mark special occasions.
- Louise Harnby Fiction Editor & Proofreader
Although specialising in fiction, Louise Harnby's website has tons of resources that are useful for independent authors.
- Small and Special
An amazing collection of resources relating to the early years of The Hospital for Sick Children at Great Ormond Street, including a database of admission records and an image gallery.
- The Blog of Sue Wilkes
The blog of Sue Wilkes, friend and fellow writer - she always has something interesting to say!
- The National Trust Get a Taste of Life Below Stairs
A round-up page on the National Trust website detailing some of their amazing properties with original servants' quarters in England and Wales.
- The Workhouse
Peter Higginbotham's excellent website is the place to go if you want to find out about a specific workhouse.
- Victorian London
A fascinating website which allows you to search contemporary Victorian writings under a wide variety of subjects, including crime, health & hygiene, transport, houses & housing etc.