Authors reveal the images that inspired 100,000 words
THIS WEEK: Catherine Kullmann reveals how the Regency period has inspired her novels…
After taking early retirement Catherine Kullman was finally able to fulfil her life-long ambition to write. Her no
vels are set in England during the extended Regency— that fascinating period between the demise of hoops and the invention of crinolines- the end of the Georgian era but before the stultifying age of Victoria.
Her debut novel, The Murmur of Masks, was honoured with a Chill with a Book Readers Award. Perception & Illusion, was published in March 2017.
Catherine Kullmann is represented by A for Authors
CATHERINE SAYS: One of the joys of writing historical novels is that you have an unimpeachable excuse to rummage in flea-markets, second-hand book shops, antique fairs and curiosity shops. My books are set in the extended Regency period from 1800 to 1830 and I was amazed to discover the wealth of coloured contemporary illustrations of the period over and above the portraits and architectural prints I had expected. Print shops selling cartoons and caricatures thrived and ladies’ journals published fashion plates and engravings of eminent persons in each issued. In addition, publishers had progressed beyond the usual frontispiece to produce lavishly illustrated books that are the forerunners of today’s graphic novels. I have chosen four of these illustrations to take you on a tour of London from the lowest dive to the Prince Regent’s court… TO READ IN FULL, CLICK HERE