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Prudence Extras ~ Fun Research Tidbits for You While I am Away

I am off in New Zealand for most of April, I have a convention and then a bit of a vacation. A real vacation!

via Saladin Ahmed on Twitter (@saladinahmed)

While I am away, I hope you enjoy the new book, Prudence, and also the book pick for this month The Eyre Affaire by Jasper Fforde. Even though I am off grid, the rest of my social media will continue, I promise. I have Tweets scheduled not to mention Tumblr, Retro Rack, and Facebook posts. I will check in whenever I can, but I may not be able to respond to longer requests or anything that requires my main computer for action (which is why this blog will be static for a while). Please forgive any slow responses on my part while I am away.

In the meantime… while I was writing Prudence, I collected some fun and key images for significant scenes in the book. Here are a few that I thought you might enjoy, Gentle Reader. Now you can look out for them as you read… and some quotes, because I’m honored by the warm reception this book has received.

Victorian Snuff Box, Lacquer With Mother – Of – Pearl , Circa 1880

RakshaDemon_Yakshagana

Vampire Book Club says of Prudence: “I’m beyond in love with the world Carriger has created and her imagination never ceases to amaze me. It’s exciting and colorful, filled with ingenious inventions and glorious attention to detail, especially concerning Victorian fashion and etiquette.”

Seated Parvati Hindu goddess of all goddesses; wife of Shiva (via commons)

OverDrive Blog says of Prudence: “Rest assured, readers new to this universe will easily enjoy this novel as a standalone read.  … But true satisfaction lies with those of us who have already read the earlier novels and are longing for updates on some of our favorite characters, who pop up with gratifying frequency throughout the novel in minor roles.”


Fresh Fiction says of Prudence: “Prudence is the first in the new Custard Protocol series, which promises as much mayhem and manners as Carriger’s first two series.”

{Gail’s monthly read along for April is The Eyre Affaire by Jasper Fforde}

GAIL’S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .

Woman with a Parasol, Facing Right ~ Claude Monet via lonequixote tumblr

Your Infusion of Cute . . .
The Steampunk Horn-A-Phone 

Your Tisane of Smart . . .
Dinner in Mysore in 1867

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  
How to Approach Authors in the Wild

PROJECT ROUND UP 

  • Manners & Mutiny ~ The Finishing School Book the Last. Releases Nov. 3, 2015. Available for pre-order! Awaiting proofs.
  • Prudence ~ Custard Protocol Book the First. OUT NOW!  
  • Imprudence ~ Custard Protocol Book the Second. Working rough draft, about 1/2 way.



The Books! 

 The Finishing School Series: 1 Etiquette & Espionage, 2 Curtsies & Conspiracies, 3
 The Custard Protocol Series: 1 Prudence, 2 Imprudence
The Parasol Protectorate Series: 1 Soulless, 2 Changeless, 3 Blameless, 4 Heartless, 5 Timeless
Parasol Protectorate Series manga graphic novels

Book News:
The Word Nerds says of Waistcoats & Weaponry: “The concept of a floating school that trains female spies is thrilling. Add some great steampunk elements like lessons that teach one how to kill with a fan or give the Promising Look, and, well, you have characters with some great talents.”

Quote of the Day:
“Fifthly, the tea should be put straight into the pot. No strainers, muslin bags or other devices to imprison the tea. In some countries teapots are fitted with little dangling baskets under the spout to catch the stray leaves, which are supposed to be harmful. Actually one can swallow tea-leaves in considerable quantities without ill effect, and if the tea is not loose in the pot it never infuses properly.”
~ A Nice Cup of Tea (1946)

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