28 Nov '17, 6am

A perilous journey through the Regency era, without a handbag

A perilous journey through the Regency era, without a handbag

I was on the edge of my seat, as the horses negotiated the rough narrative terrain. We encountered the thieves and vagabonds hiding in the underworld. Driving through the era: we stopped at inns, fairs, farms and cottages. Sue Johnston documents the uncivilised element of the era thus providing a refreshing perspective. I entered an inn to find ‘the air thick with the smell of smoke, old cooking and unwashed bodies. The smell was so over powering…’ But I did not dwell on the assault on my senses, as it was time to follow the pathway of the winding plot. I saw that ‘turmoil’ ‘twisted inside’ of Lucinda when faced with the devilish character. She was not hoodwinked by her suitor, and I knew I would witness the adventures of a thoroughly modern Regency lady. I returned hastily to the carriage each night to follow the plot, but drew the curtains on the ‘man on a black horse’ w...

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