One of the most interesting parts of researching historical fiction is the research. And it’s not just the rabbit hole of the internet – which can pull someone anywhere from the start of any question – it’s the fascinating tidbits discovered along the search, long forgotten or often overlooked
My father loves playing trivia, delighting in the “did you KNOW!?” element of exchanging historical fact, and maybe that’s rubbed off on me. But for some reason, reading and relishing those unique and unknown lost pieces of information is like jewels to be found, mined, and treasured, and then later shared around the kitchenette or over a pint.
So, in honor of Melina’s upcoming novel, Angel of Mercy, with a WW1 protagonist who works in the medical field, here are a few “did you know” finds for your next dinner party: