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 REAL Reason the Custard Protocol is Set in the 1890s

The sleeves, Fashionable Reader. So ridiculous, how could I resist? via  Robbie Rozelle @divarobbie  We are at puffed sleeves! #AnneofGreenGables “Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it yet.” ~ L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables edwardian-time-machine tumblr sleeve supports fripperiesandfobs-tumblr Jacket ca. 1894 From Thierry de Maigret andwomenworebloomers tumblr And the steampunk elements […]

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Prudence Special Extras

Prudence is the first book in my Parasol Protectorate spin off series, focused on the next generation with a group dynamic and a caper bent. Prudence released in April of 2015 Here are some fun blog posts and resources that tie to this book, like researching India. Prudence was probably the hardest book I ever […]

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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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All About Parasols, What Do Prim/Rue/Alexia’s Actually look like?

Today, my darling Gentle Reader, I want to talk to you about my great love and passion, the humble parasol! Alexia carries several Parasols through the course of the Parasol Protectorate and passes on various others to her daughter, and her daughter’s best friend, Primrose. When conceiving the original parasol I went off of this […]

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Dear Lord Akeldama: Choosing a Lover & Raising Teen Girls

Please welcome the gentleman vampire back to my blog this week, Gentle Reader. As always Lord Akeldama may not give you the answer you wish, he always gives the question the answer it deserves. (If you asked him a question and do not see the answer, it is always possible he has answered it before.) […]

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A Great Deal Of Waffle About Werewolves in History

I’ve been nose deep into werewolves lately, Gentle Reader. Yes, pun intended. First there was releasing The Sumage Solution, then there was writing How to Marry a Werewolf (In 10 Easy Steps) and now there’s the arrival of Romancing the Werewolf. In the process of all of this writing about werewolves, I came across some interesting […]

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Your Parasol Protectorate Code Name

Recently I posted on the social medias about how to get your Parasol Protectorate code name. (Look, I’ve had a rough weekend, Gentle Reader, girl has to entertain herself somehow.) I could have done a little quiz for it, but I came up with a formula instead. Here it is: most frivolous piece of clothing […]

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