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Dec 3 2013 3:30pm

Did the Victorians Ruin Everything?: The Importance of Accuracy in British Historicals

Today we're joined by author Kate Pearce, whose most recent release “My Heart's Desire” is an erotic historical story in the Gift of Desire anthology. Kate's next release, The Sinners Club, begins the start of a new series. Kate writes erotic romance set in many time periods, and while she writes hot, she also takes pains to write accurately. She's here to talk about historical accuracy in British historical romances. Thanks, Kate!

Historical accuracy is important to me. I grew up just outside London, and spent my childhood being taken around some of the most amazing historical sites in the world. I have a keen appreciation of my country’s history, which I try to get across in my books. Some details are easy for every writer to access on the Internet, but others, particularly those of ‘class and status’ are harder to pin down.

I can’t explain how the moment someone from the U.K. opens their mouth I will instantly catalogue their accent to the nth degree—where they came from, what social class they belong to, and where they fit in relation to me in society. It’s so automatic I don’t even think about it. So when I read historical romances set in the U.K., I do the same thing and I notice when things aren’t quite right.

[And really, can't we all relate?...]