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December, 2018
A Book of Alpennia

This book is in the process of being written. I've created this entry so I can reference it in blog posts. The "publication date" is a place-holder and does not have any actual reality at this point.

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This is the article that Donoghue references with respect to possible evidence of 18th century women in Amsterdam having meeting places for engaging in same-sex activities. The evidence is fairly tenuous but at least indicates that there may have been clusters of women who came together around this shared interest. But in considering the women discussed in this article one needs to keep in mind the nature of the record.

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[Photo of Heather Rose Jones in a tree]

Heather Rose Jones writes fantasy, historic fantasy, and historical fiction, including the Alpennia series with swordswomen and magic in an alternate Regency setting. She blogs about research into lesbian-like motifs in history and literature at the Lesbian Historic Motif Project which provides inspiration for her fiction. She has a PhD in linguistics, studying metaphor theory and the semantics of Medieval Welsh prepositions, and works as an industrial failure investigator in biotech.

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Lesbian Historic Motif Project

My annotated bibliography blogging project looks at published research of interest to writing historic lesbian characters.

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