John Allan, convicted criminal c 1870, and Jake Gyllenhaall - cross century look-alikes (thx @ my daguerreotype boyfriend)

John Allan, convicted criminal c 1870, and Jake Gyllenhaall - cross century look-alikes (thx @ my daguerreotype boyfriend)

Scotland clans map | Love seeing the MacKenzie and Fraser clans! Outlander author, Diana Gabaldon, is a genius.

Scotland clans map | Love seeing the MacKenzie and Fraser clans! Outlander author, Diana Gabaldon, is a genius.

Caftan in the Hermitage collection  Extant Piece (The pattern is what I want dangit)

Caftan in the Hermitage collection Extant Piece (The pattern is what I want dangit)

I've been writing three books simultaneously, which has led to some pretty  interesting Google searches. This week I jotted down all the weird queries  I had to Google as part of researching the various books. As you can tell,  lots of my research is verifying historical facts:      * how to make hydrocholoric acid with table salt     * the difference between a shilling, crown, and guinea     * image search for actors from Pretty Little Liars (yes, it's       research!)     * typical time of…

Google: an author's best friend

I've been writing three books simultaneously, which has led to some pretty interesting Google searches. This week I jotted down all the weird queries I had to Google as part of researching the various books. As you can tell, lots of my research is verifying historical facts: * how to make hydrocholoric acid with table salt * the difference between a shilling, crown, and guinea * image search for actors from Pretty Little Liars (yes, it's research!) * typical time of…

A Medieval Ethnicity Map of Scotland | Scottish Origenes: scottish ancestry, scottish genealogy, scottish clan map

A Medieval Ethnicity Map of Scotland | Scottish Origenes: scottish ancestry, scottish genealogy, scottish clan map

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