“…author of some of the most pronounced and widely-read tripe ever put on the market.”
~ P.G. Wodehouse
Here’s some background fun bits and bobs for you, to celebrate the release…
On Disinfectant Sunflowers
“The Value of the sunflower as a disinfectant of the atmosphere has been well ascertained, but it seems not yet to be sufficiently appreciated. A German physician, Dr. Valentine, of Frankfort, has published an article on the subject, giving many facts to show that this flower has the property of purifying air laden with marsh miasm, by absorbing the noxious gases, and exhaling out ozonized oxygen. Among other instances, it is mentioned that a Dutch landowner, whose property includes some land on the banks of the Scheldt subject to floods, has planted three or four plots, thirty of forty yards from his house, with the effect of so much improving the air that for ten years no one on his property had been attacked with miasmatic fever, which continued to prevail on the neighboring properties, where similar precautions were not taken. Besides this, as the French Sanitary Commission lately pointed out, the sunflower is a most useful plant. It yields about forty per cent of good oil, the leaves furnish an excellent fodder, and the stem, being rich in saltpetre and potash, makes a good fuel.”
~ Godey’s Lady’s Book and Magazine September 1872
Inspiration behind Prudence
- Victorians on the Move by James Tissot
- Historical Badass ~ Climber and Explorer Fanny Bullock Workman
- Want more about this book and links to articles about it, please visit the Carriger Wikia Prudence article.
Praise for Prudence
- Prudence made Verity Read Books (lots of them) Top Books of 2015 List
- Prudence and Manners & Mutiny made All About Romance’s Best Audiobooks of 2015 list.
“Honestly, the whole thing pulls together many elements that I really like from Carriger’s novels — women who are in charge, men who admire them, sassy conversations, and devices galore.”
“I think this is Carriger’s best series yet.”
Candace’s Book Blog says:
“I don’t even know how to put this book to justice. There’s no way I can possibly explain how much I loved this. I loved the humor and the absolute silly ridiculousness. The characters were quirky, fun, delightful, and so much more. It was so well rounded and so well done…”
All About Romance says of the audiobook:
“It took just minutes to realize that Moira Quirk is the perfect narrator for this book, bringing the right sense of humor and tone to every character. Yes, indeed, some are rather over the top – Lord Akeldama most notably – but that’s exactly how Ms. Carriger writes the characters.”
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Quote of the Day:
“The sort of girl who reduces you to pulp with sixteen sets of tennis and a few rounds of golf and then comes down to dinner as fresh as a daisy, expecting you to take an intelligent interest in Freud.”
~ Carry On, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse