Printed from https://www.writing.com/main/books/entry_id/1039415-Day-18-Cultural-Settings
Rated: 13+ · Book · Sci-fi · #2281958
To keep all documents relating to the October Preparation Challenge for NaNoWriMo
#1039415 added October 19, 2022 at 12:14pm
Restrictions: None
Day 18: Cultural Settings
Story opens in 1929. Britain holds elections where women under 30 can vote for the first time, a Labour Government is formed. German airship, the Graf Zepplin flies around the world in 21 days.

Useful dates: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1929

1929 saw the beginning of the Great Depression, and this saw the end of the flapper era, of which Philomena is an exponent, though it would be fair to imagine that there wasn't an immediate cessation . There is a generation gap of attitudes, with the older members of society in general disapproving of the looks and permissive attitudes of the younger generation.

Flappers: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flapper

Details such as dress and decorative styles will be mentioned in the story. Philomena wears her hair in a bob.

Philomena has a car, which gives her considerable freedom. She uses this to drive Maurice to Frederica's House for a long weekend. She drives Bentley 4 1/2 Litre, pale yellow trimmed with dark blue:

© Copyright 2022 Adherennium - not a Groundhog (UN: adherennium at Writing.Com). All rights reserved.
Adherennium - not a Groundhog has granted Writing.Com, its affiliates and its syndicates non-exclusive rights to display this work.
Printed from https://www.writing.com/main/books/entry_id/1039415-Day-18-Cultural-Settings