The world of a story

Anne here. Regencyladies

Lately I've been thinking about the world of a story — I don't just mean the setting or the geographical location, but the world in which the story takes place, the world created by an author. Each author, even if they set their story in the London of Regency-era England, will create a slightly different world. Georgette Heyer's Regency-era London is different from Stephanie Laurens' or Julia Quinn's, or for that matter any of the wenches. We might use the same historical events, the same streets and buildings, some of the same activities and pastimes but still, each 'world' carries the unique and often distinctive stamp of its author.

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