Fashions in Everyday Life
Posted by Kristine Hughes on August 11, 1998 at 07:34:09:
In response to your comments..., written by P. Bingham on August 11, 1998 at 04:44:24
Actually, I was checking my name on the web and the very first hit was a thread from this site, description of which reads, "Also happens to be the book where Kristine Hughes must have gotten quite a few of her recipes from which she used for that new book Everyday Life in Regency & Victorian England, word for word!" I saw that it was written three months ago, hit the site and also saw that you'd been kind enough to recant this. Quite simply, I did think it was rather funny and so replied. I apologise, as you've no way of knowing my sense of humour. However, Bob Whitworth does and will perhaps to be kind enough to vouch for me. I assure you, I meant no malice. As to your kind lead into the fashion portion of my book, I used period sources for reference, including The Ladies Polite Repository from 1806 on, The Habits of Good Society (no author, but it is implied that it is written by a "man of fashion") written in 1864; I also did research whilst in England to lead tours at the Guildhall Library, Fashion Research Centre, Bath and at the Museum of London. I did feel, however, that strictly fashion books had already been done on the Regency and so decided to go with period comments on fashion of the era with this book, rather than description, per se. If I can be of help with further period research, please do feel free to ask. Kristine
] Considering this was three months ago, and I had immediately recanted that comment very clearly, and (on-line) I did not say anything against your work but rather admired it, I find your comment unnecessary and even a little snide.
] But since you brought the subject up, I'm sure everyone here would love to know what your book offers to those of us who wish to know more about the Regency period, as Regency is in the title. Especially in the fashion department. There have been a few questions in this regard and no one was really able to offer anything in your book's behalf and I guess that thread just died.
- One of the sources in Kristine's book .... Leanne S 11:21:01 8/11/98 (0)
- A defense of Kristine Diana LB 09:49:25 8/11/98 (0)
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