Given the time difference this might have already happened, but Australia’s ABC will feature a program (Sorry – programme?) on 6 October at 10am with Ramona Koval looking at how romance novels have changed since the first world war:
We delve into the world of square jaws and ripped bodices and ask how romance writing has changed over the years. How different are romance titles of the 21st century from those published during the First World War for instance?
BZZZZT! Personal Foul! Five yard penalty for use of “ripped bodice!”
But I’ll be curious to hear it – so tune in Aussies, and let me know how it is? I mean, it’s not like WWI romances and 21st century romances are even nearly the same. It’s like saying New Zealand and Australia are the same.
[Thanks to Wendy Palmer for the link!]