I've begun a series of short chats on Facebook to describe my research—both in books and in person—to help me portray these houses in my novels. A lot of what I've learned cannot go into every book. THAT would be "hanging the drapes" and telling you every tiny detail you don't need to know to enjoy a novel and get its verisimilitude.
Do come here to chat with me! https://www.facebook.com/cerise.deland
|SWEET SIREN is Book 3 in my series,|
THOSE NOTORIOUS AMERICANS, out now.
At a reduced introductory price for a limited time!
But I give you a few tidbits, a few illustrations, most of which are my own pictures!
Join me, ask questions!
I began this research years ago to complement my novels and have continued, especially with my newest out now, SWEET SIREN. Here the hero—an American tycoon and robber baron—commissions an architect and his designer to build a country house for him in Brighton in 1879!
|A posting in a newspaper about the opening of Harlaxton Manor House, the house you see in my post above! Marvelous, isn't it, that it was open to the public...for a price?|
|I will discuss my tour, among others, in Brighton of REGENCY TOWN HOUSE. |
This building is owned by a non-profit and renovated by experts in period construction!
Do Follow them on Twitter for more info!
|My picture of a part of Prince Regent's Royal Pavilion in Brighton!|
I will talk about this in detail and tell you why and how it influenced the growth of seaside Brighton!
|My picture of one facade of Spencer House in London.|
I will discuss at a future date how this townhouse differs from many others, especially those in Brighton!