This has been a very interesting book to research. I used to hate doing historical research - alone in a booth peering through dusty tomes for one or two relevant sentences or trying to decipher old fashioned writing with long 's's! Today it is much simpler, for which I am very grateful.
What have I learned while writing Miss Ridgeway's Privateer ?
I have learned about the Viceroy's court in Dublin and the Irish Social Season. The Viceroy was obliged to kiss all the debutantes, which must have been trying for all concerned!
I have learned about the geography of Jersey, Saint-Malo and the approaches to the Channel.
I have learned about mourning customs.
I have learned about sanitation on a brig.
Amazing the odd things needed in a piece of historical fiction.