Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

My words today are taken from :  Follies Past   by  Melanie Kerr  ( A prequel to Pride & Prejudice)

1. Marshalsea- was an infamous prison in England, located on the South bank of the River Thames.

2. Victuals-  food or provisions typically prepared for consumption.

11 comments:

  1. I think Marshalsea is used in one of Dicken's novels, I can't remember which one though. I shall have to go and do some homework on that. :) Victuals often pops up in historical fiction.

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  2. Jane I think you are right, but I can't remember which one either... great historical words for today.

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  3. Marshalsea is new to me - I obviously haven't read much Dickens.

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  4. I knew victuals because I read a lot of historical fiction and that's a word I see a lot.

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    1. It does appear a lot in historical fiction.

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  5. Like everyone else, I had come across victuals in my historical reading. Marshalsea must have been in one of the Dickens I haven't read yet :-)

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    1. It's in the book I am currently reading.

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