Paula Harmon, author of historical crime fiction set in the 1890s and 1910s, will discuss the fashions from the eras she writes about using items from the collection

Paula Harmon has published a number of historical mysteries. The Caster & Fleet series (co-written with Liz Hedgecock) is set in the 1890s. The Margaret Demeray series is set in the 1910s. In both series, the main female characters- on different incomes- want to follow the prevailing fashions, but still have to solve mysteries and tackle crime. Would their clothes hinder them? Or would it be perfectly possible to manage, corsets and all?

Using information and images from her research, including fun facts, Paula will talk about what her characters might have worn and how they might have got around any inconvenience their clothes might have posed. From remodelled ball-dresses to cycling outfits to suffragette regalia, via corsets, swimsuits and hatpins- come and meet Katherine, Connie and Margaret as they dress to detect.

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