How Does the Peerage Work in the Parasolverse?

There’s this scene in the mini-series called The Buccaneers (based on the Edith Wharton novel), where Jacky is teaching the girls how the British Peerage works. It’s riveting, if only a minor bit of characterization, but it’s imprinted on my mind. So when it came time to rewrite Victorian London to incorporate immortals, it’s possible […]

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The Teachers at Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing School

Here’s some fun behind the scene stuff from developing the teachers at Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing School… First of all here is the lay out of the school: You can download the full size schematic for free from this page on my website. THE TEACHERS!   I hope you enjoyed this extra matter on the subject of […]

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Etiquette & Espionage Special Extras

Etiquette & Espionage released in February of 2013 Here are some fun blog posts and resources that tie to this book, Gentle Reader. Research I conducted plus chattering and amusement on the subject of this series and moving into the world of YA. This story features Sophronia who is recruited to a finishing school for spies […]

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How did you discover the Parasolverse? Gail Carriger Wants to Know

I’m interested in how you discovered the Parasolverse, Gentle Reader. I asked the FB Fan Group and Facebook, because they suck, shut the thread down. (It was getting too much conversation and we can’t allow THAT!) However, I did gather the most likely places to have first found a Parasolverse book, and so here’s a […]

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Resources For Writing About Victorian Food & Tea From Gail Carriger

Let’s talk about one of my favorite things, Gentle Reader, Victorian FOOD! Here’s all things… Victorian Food Planning a Traditional Victorian Dinner Party & A Victorian Meal in Modern Times Stocking Your Victorian Kitchen, 1888 How the Victorians Describe Italian Food Weird Victorian Recipe Moment – Sweet Macaroni Pudding In Which Tamora Pierce Has Victorian Breakfast […]

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Finishing School Fan & Sprinkle Maneuver!

I just wanted to remind you that this fun series of gifs exists, Gentle Reader. From the Finishing School Series, the fan & sprinkle Anti werewolf maneuver! Cover2Cover Blog says of Etiquette & Espionage: “The plot was mysterious but also full of action and adventure and at every turn of the page I was captivated […]

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Hardcovers of the Finishing School Books Going Out of Print

Quick announcement for you today, Gentle Reader. Finishing School hardcover editions likely soon to be out of print. Waistcoats & Weaponry has already got the axe. Just the hardcovers, don’t panic. My Chirrup subscribers have heard this already (and if you missed the window then why aren’t you getting the Chirrup? Hummm?) but it seems […]

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