In a town surrounded by Victorian influences – be it the architecture or the historical personages whose lives are stamped on every street corner – it’s an easy thing to do, if you are a writer, to wonder what life was like back then, especially for a teenager. The following diary excerpts are entirely fictional, but laced with some expert advice about the everyday problems of being a Victorian. We’ve also tried to namedrop whenever possible to pay homage to those who ambled through the streets of Cape May way back when.
Fannie’s mother opposes to her wearing pink silk to the Autumn Ball, and the Physick’s may electrify Mrs. Ralston’s cottage this winter. Not to mention, that wretched Jack the Ripper is running amok in London!
Fannie’s sixteenth birthday arrives…sans calling cards. What is a Victorian girl to do?