Whilst on my Grand UK Tour, I will sign three very special items for Orbit to give away as prizes. The first prize is this darling teapot, and the two runner-up prizes are these twee tea strainers (all from Oliver Bonas.)
To enter is take a photo of yourself with a parasol or umbrella in a darling pose and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a worldwide competition, and they will be posting entries on their site. I will choose the winner and runners-up at the end of my Grand UK Tour on 13 April. See terms and conditions here.
And to show you just how easy it is, here are Orbiteers Anna Gregson, Emily Rowland, and Rose Tremlett with a shining example (and no fear, they have excluded themselves from winning):
Best of British, and the Empire salutes you!
GAIL’S DAILY DOSE
Your Moment of Parasol . . .
Your Infusion of Cute . . .
Your Tisane of Smart . . .
Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
Cracked tea mug. Have you ever seen a sadder thing?
PROJECT ROUND UP
Deportment & Deceit ~ The Finishing School Book the Second: Done with a very rough draft, lots of work still to do.
Etiquette & Espionage ~ The Finishing School Book the First: Release date Feb 2013.
Manga ~ Soulless Vol. 2: (AKA Changeless) Have seen cover sketch for cover and it is fabulous!
Timeless ~ Parasol Protectorate Book the Last. Out now!
Prudence ~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First: Release date Fall 2013.
BIG FAT SPOILER ALERT! Really, DON’T READ THE BLURB ON AMAZON if you haven’t read the other books first!
Quote of the Day:
“The love of learning, the sequestered nooks,
And all the sweet serenity of books.”
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow