September 26th, 2016

Sources on Oxbridge life life during the 60s/70s for a female academic.

The era I am setting my story in is vaguely 70s and vaguely Oxbridge, and my main character is a post PHD researcher stuck in a small museum similar to the Pitt Rivers, doing grunt work and going through that awful “so what now” grey dirge that happens post education in your mid 20s.

There's a discovery of 112 letters set in a psuedo medieval land, a one sided conversation where this woman's life is explained from childhood to being a grandmother via correspondence. My character specialises in the language of the era, and fights to read and translate them first.
Questions and expansion of the setting after the cut!Collapse )