August 5, 2008

PROCOPE CAFÉ, PARIS: Part 1—Finding photographs: An International Adventure

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Part 1: Finding photographs: An International Adventure

Research for a historical (romance) novel and accompanying DVD/Power Point presentation can be challenging, especially when the scenes and research occur in Boston, Mass.; Alexandria, VA; the Scioto area of Ohio; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Lamoine, ME—and Paris, France. Travel to some of these places may be reasonable, since my husband and I travel to New England as often as we are able (I am a New Englander and love the coast). However, travel to France is not reasonable for us.

When my research uncovered a French café that has been in continuous operation since 1686, I sighed contentedly. THIS could be the location of a scene in the beginning of my novel, which occurs several weeks after the fall of the Bastille. The characters include members of the French (more…)

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