Are periods of greatness engineered, or are they random.
Well in a barn that I know so well, where computers are only allowed as transient visitors. In this barn bookcases are constructed as solid as rock. You may research a RAF airfield at Mingaladon or the Hindenburg airship. In this stronghold the smell of ancient leather bindings and handmade paper carry you back in time, to the time of your research. Old Windsor leather chairs rest around a glowing pot boiler, it’s hearth littered with coke. A kettle just on the boil. The budding author in me has never known better.