The Book Rat asks, “The business of espionage and “finishing” can sometimes be rather uncouth; what tips should a lady always follow to conduct herself appropriately while “on the job”?”
Forever Young Adult asks, “Which gown styles would best benefit a young lady with an ample bosom?”
My Bookish Ways asks, “All of your books have a distinctly “steampunk” flavor. Why do you think the genre has become so popular recently?”
Bonus, my audiobook reader for the Finishing School series, Moira Quirk discusses the Princess Trilogy and mentions Etiquette & Espionage.
GAIL’S DAILY DOSE
Your Moment of Parasol . . .
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Your Infusion of Cute . . .
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Your Tisane of Smart . . .
“If you were a suicide, until 1823, you were required to be buried by law at a crossroads with a stake through your heart, a ceremony actually witnessed by Thomas Hardy’s mother. The stake was to prevent the ghost from walking, and the burial as a crossroads was believed ti dilute the evil influence of the deceased by spreading it in four separate directions.”
~ Daniel Pool
Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
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PROJECT ROUND UP
Waistcoats & Weaponry ~ The Finishing School Book the Third: Writing rough draft.
Curtsies & Conspiracies ~ The Finishing School Book the Second: Release date November 2013. My ARCs have arrived, contest to come.
Manga ~ Soulless Vol. 3: (AKA Blameless) Available serialized through YenPlus. Print edition possibly Nov. 2013.
Prudence ~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First: Delayed. Why? Begin rewrite in 2014.
BIG FAT SPOILER ALERT on the Parasol Protectorate series! Really, DON’T READ THE BLURB ON AMAZON if you haven’t read the other books first!
The Omnibus hardback editions are limited run through the SciFi Bookclub only.
The manga editions, both now available in print.
Most short stories available in ebook form world wide!
The first Finishing School book ~ OUT NOW, The second Finishing School book ~ Nov. 5, 2013?
Novel Friends says of E&E, “With wonderful new words like ‘mechanimal’ and ‘flywaymen’ Ms.Carriger’s book was a joy from start to finish.”
Quote of the Day:
Been looking into Thomas Carlyle, curmudgeon of the Victorian era.
He wrote an epic 5 vol history of Frederick the Great, which I’m sure 10 people have read in the last 150 years. This quote from James Russell Lowell:
“The figures of most historians seem like dolls stuffed with bran, whose whole substance runs out through any hole that criticism may tear in them, but Carlyle’s are so real in comparison, that if you prick them, they bleed.” (from wikipedia)