Sunday, April 18, 2010

Time Warp

When I was at school, I wasn't interested in history. But now it fascinates me. What were people like back then? How did they talk to each other? What did they do in their spare time? What were their families like? Lately, I'm writing a lot of non-fiction, and I'm enjoying the research aspect, delving into history. For a recent article in the School Magazine, entitled "Mary Wade - Convict Girl," I had to read the transcript from Mary Wade's trial in the online records from the Old Bailey. It was like being in a time warp - reading the words spoken by 11 year old Mary Wade, more than 200 years ago.

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