CHASING THE TALE
Many years ago, Cecelia Holland (The Firedrake, et al) wrote to me, and shared how much she enjoyed researching her books. “I don’t think anything matches the thrill of finding some amazing piece of evidence except maybe using the evidence to show a character or move a scene along.”
I am shamelessly seduced by the process of discovery.
The pieces that follow suggest that sometimes the story you’re looking for is not always the one you find.
Francis Grose’s The Antiquities of England and Wales. Photo by
Liam Quin (Quin, Liam: “Pictures of old books” (2003)) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons, framed and shadowed for this site. See: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AGrose-antique-books-with-candle.jpg
When History Takes You By the Hand