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Patricia Rice
The Notorious Atherton, August 2013
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Ooooo, I like that idea! He could end up knocking people out. ;) Patricia Rice http://patriciarice.com
Toggle Commented Aug 19, 2016 on Scientific Magic at Word Wenches
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thank you! At the rate I'm going, it will be a while, but I am working!
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2016 on Scientific Magic at Word Wenches
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I need to be more careful how I sling words around. Yes, they were aware of contagion but didn't know how it spread. But with TB, from what I've read so far, they just expected everyone would get it at some point. They more or less treated it like cancers or other maladies that made one ill. They'd dissected bodies and could see lesions but didn't understand they were caused by germs.
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2016 on Scientific Magic at Word Wenches
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Which is why I chose the 1830s for the series! It was a really exciting time for science. Although the men spent a good part of it establishing their territory and kicking out women, which is a lovely point of contention for fiction but probably not so great for women at the time.
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2016 on Scientific Magic at Word Wenches
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and since I'll probably have them looking at water droplets... Nice!
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2016 on Scientific Magic at Word Wenches
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LOL!
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2016 on Scientific Magic at Word Wenches
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thank you! Yes, those are my medical go-to sites and what has stirred my interest. The historical accounts are also interesting. They were quite willing to blame anything on TB
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2016 on Scientific Magic at Word Wenches
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No, I haven't seen it. I'll try to remember to ask Melissa this morning, thanks!
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2016 on Scientific Magic at Word Wenches
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I'm afraid we'll see a lot of return to the bad old days as bugs become more immune to our drugs. TB actually used to be considered "romantic" because poets and other creatives died of it, presumably ala Camille, wasn't that the book?
Toggle Commented Aug 17, 2016 on Scientific Magic at Word Wenches
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I just replied and Typepad wiped me out, sorry! I love this story. In 1830, they didn't know about the contagion, which makes talking about it difficult, knowing what we do today!
Toggle Commented Aug 17, 2016 on Scientific Magic at Word Wenches
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oh lovely, Kathy, thank you! TB is such a thorough disease that it seems able to affect anything, even though it's the lung part we all know about. So far, I've only dug up generalities because I'm playing with so many possibilities. Is there a source for specific symptoms depending on what part of the body it's affecting?
Toggle Commented Aug 17, 2016 on Scientific Magic at Word Wenches
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you don't think arsenic kills them enough? ;)
Toggle Commented Aug 17, 2016 on Scientific Magic at Word Wenches
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Yes, I saw them and responded and then we had a confusion of posts so I tried to repost today. Unfortunately, Typepad wouldn't let me post the original, so I had to start over again. I loved your story idea and I've saved those links you sent, thank you!
Toggle Commented Aug 17, 2016 on Scientific Magic at Word Wenches
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I'll look it up, thank you! I'm veering away from the microscopes as I plot but who knows when they'll show up later!
Toggle Commented Aug 17, 2016 on Scientific Magic at Word Wenches
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Pat here: Before I can put the first word to the page of a new book, I need research. The characters may be hopping up and down in my mind, shouting their ire, but they’re still too unformed for me to “see” them—and I don’t mean their appearance. As a for instance—the heroine of the Magic book I’m currently plotting has already appeared in other volumes, so I know what she looks like, and I know something of her personality and background. I know what she wants. But I have utterly no clue how she can go after it because... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2016 at Word Wenches
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very cool! Melissa is just back from vacation. I'll have her look.
Toggle Commented Aug 17, 2016 on Scientific Magic at Word Wenches
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Love the Traite des Poisons! You need to write this story!
Toggle Commented Aug 17, 2016 on Scientific Magic at Word Wenches
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ah, time is always the secret! Patricia Rice http://patriciarice.com
Toggle Commented Aug 16, 2016 on Seasonal Reads and Viewings at Word Wenches
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Wow, fabulously awesome list! How do you find so many good books to read?
Toggle Commented Aug 15, 2016 on Seasonal Reads and Viewings at Word Wenches
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Before I can put the first word to the page of a new book, I need research. The characters may be hopping up and down in my mind, shouting their ire, but they’re still too unformed for me to “see” them—and I don’t mean their appearance. Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2016 at Word Wenches
I have never heard of witches' britches, sorry! But I do like the lovely skinny hip-hugger panties they have today. They work well with low cut jeans. I almost never wear dresses so I guess the religious idiots will have to scorn me.
Toggle Commented Aug 4, 2016 on Good Girls Don't Wear Knickers at Word Wenches
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Oh my, I hope you use that in a book! Can you imagine walking around in the same pink and gray as your rug? My mind boggles. I totally get the practicality but rug/underwear... giggling.
Toggle Commented Aug 4, 2016 on Good Girls Don't Wear Knickers at Word Wenches
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The wenches quickly realized that our readers read the kind of books we like, and vice versa, so we're having a good time scarfing up reader recommendations!
Toggle Commented Aug 3, 2016 on Seasonal Reads and Viewings at Word Wenches
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so many good books come out in summer that it's hard to keep up with them all! Glad you're finding some good ones here. And you won't regret starting on Anne's books!
Toggle Commented Aug 3, 2016 on Seasonal Reads and Viewings at Word Wenches
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SOLDIERS and ILLUSION arrived while I was traveling. Got back to some lovely books!
Toggle Commented Jul 31, 2016 on Seasonal Reads and Viewings at Word Wenches
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