In case you didn’t yet know: Connie Brockway, romance author, is an evil temptress. Oh yes. She is.
Why? you ask.
Well, not only will she have a new historical out in February (and will thus keep me from doing all kinds of important things like … oh … correcting exams) (and there’s a kitty-cat on the cover, too!), but she also has a page with research books on her website. Can you imagine? I’ve told you this woman is pure evil! *g*
So after visiting her website sometime last week, I felt compelled to order The Thesaurus of Slang AND Daily Life in Victorian England. (I told myself I needed the latter for my Elizabeth Gaskell seminar.) (I totally need it for my Elizabeth Gaskell seminar! Just think of what my poor students would be missing if I wouldn’t have ordered that book!!! Buckets of invaluable information would remain lying unclaimed among the pages of Gaskell’s novels.*)
*Of course, we might take many generous doses of Richard Armitage in North and South to make up for the lack, but this would be highly unacademic, wouldn’t it?