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The Victorian era

The 19th century is a fertile ground for writers. Tarja Moles helps you plan your research

The Victorian era (1837-1901) holds a strong appeal for a lot of people – which is not surprising, considering what a multi-faceted time period it was. It saw Britain achieve a preeminent status across the globe while rapid social change was taking place on home soil. It was a time of great contrasts: on the one hand, industrialisation and advances in science, technology, engineering and medicine were taking the society forward; on the other hand, extreme social inequality, deprivation and hardship were part and parcel of everyday life for many. The legacy of this period is still present in different ways in our society today. Researching the Victorian era can sometimes feel like being a kid in a sweetshop. There’s just so much material available that it can be difficult to decide what the best research strategy might be. Here are some ideas to help you get started:

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In the first issue of Writing Magazine for the New Year, we look at what's hot for 2018 as publishing insiders share their predictions for the year ahead. You can get your writing year off to a great new start with advice for all writers - whether you write crime, romance, fantasy, poetry, historical fiction or for children, we've got something in this issue to help and inspire you. • Our star interview is the queen of dynasty sagas, the great Barbara Taylor Bradford. • Keep up to date with the latest opportunities to sell your work and see it in print, and win £58,142 in writing prizes.

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