Women who ignored the limits: five famous female chemists
Well on the way to have research finished for my NaNoWriMo project… snort. Not!
This morning I spent a while researching first weather conditions in Le Conquet, in Brest, France, then went on to finding more about chemistry in the 1880s and 90s, and the role of women in science. France, which encouraged women such as Marie Curie, seems like about the best place to be a female chemist in the late 1880s.
Ah ha! And finally thought of a name for my protagonist. She will be Marie-Noelle Strand (nee Marlow).
Exciting times, plenty of research still to be done. Such as, was there a formal police force in Brest in the 1880s? Or was it loosely organised sheriffs? Le Conquet is also a small town – would it be more self-regulating, or were the authorities in the area organised and strict? I have no idea, and no real idea of where to start looking. Buuuuut the internet is always a good place to begin.
Have a nice day, or, as they apparently say in Breton,
Devezh vat dit!
Oh, but before you go, how classy is this young lady?
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