As Carefree and Consequence is set in the fifties, one thing that inspired me most was the music of the era. It helped me immerse myself in the world of my characters, especially when writing difficult and emotional scenes, below is what I listened too:
- Blue Moon – Sha Nana
- Memories are made of this – Dean Martin
- Magic moments – Perry Como
- When I fall in love – Michael Buble
- Dream Baby Dream – Daisy Wood Davies
- In the still of the night – The Satins
- Be My Baby – The Ronettes
- Young love – Tab Hunte
- Jump, Jive and Wail – Louis Prima
- Baby Lover – Petula Clark
Do any of you listen to music when you write?
Bright things a girl can do
Through rallies and marches, in polite drawing rooms and freezing prison cells and the poverty-stricken slums of the East End, three courageous young women join the fight for the vote.
Evelyn is seventeen, and though she is rich and clever, she may never be allowed to follow her older brother to university. Enraged that she is expected to marry her childhood sweetheart rather than be educated, she joins the Suffragettes, and vows to pay the ultimate price for women’s freedom.
May is fifteen, and already sworn to the cause, though she and her fellow Suffragists refuse violence. When she meets Nell, a girl who’s grown up in hardship, she sees a kindred spirit. Together and in love, the two girls start to dream of a world where all kinds of women have their place.
But the fight for freedom will challenge Evelyn, Through rallies and marches, in polite drawing rooms and freezing prison cells and the poverty-stricken slums of the East End, three courageous young women join the fight for the vote. (Bio from Amazon)
I bloody loved this. Nicholls doesn’t sugarcoat the seriousness and significant history that actually won us women the vote. She cleverly weaves three intricate storyline almost like weaving a magic carpet, the reader cannot help other than to be absorbed. It should stir up a fire in boys and girls to fight for what they believe in. A must for school history lessons.