One of the bonuses of being a historical writer is finding out obscure, but interesting, facts. Yesterday, courtesy of Old Bailey Online, I discovered that the usual accessory of choice of smugglers was a whip. Cool. I also found some potential story ideas there, too.
In other news, Indigo Books, which controls 65% of the Canadian retail book market, is launching an ebook service. Did you know you can get a Sony reader with air miles?