3 days agoHRH The Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh died at Windsor Castle, he was 99. Reading the NYTs announcement I realized that the world would rather talk about the man's tactlessness, his apparent lack of sensitivity and, well, his overwhelming arrogance. It also reminded me that the British royal family are a complete enigma even to their own culture, and that this eccentric character belonged to another age and another time. Best to try and remember Philip for his work in the many causes, trusts and charities including the conservation and preservation of wildlife. And that he was the affectionate, curious and forward-thinking young man who captured the heart of the the Crown Princess Elizabeth, in the days before royal precedence, rigid formality, Buckingham Palace courtiers and all the hoopla of monarchy got its hands on him. ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks agoAnd it's off to Berkley Publishing for my historical novel: A DRESS OF VIOLET TAFFETA (June 2022) of Lucy Duff Gorden who as couturier Lucile opened fashion houses in London, New York, Chicago and Paris when women were expected to stay at home and drink tea. For three decades this marvelously creative woman held fashionable society spellbound with her exquisite dresses, her line of intimate lingerie and survived the sinking of RMS Titanic! ... See MoreSee Less
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Death of a Dishonorable Gentlemen will be released by Minotaur Books, St. Martin’s Press January 6, 2015.
A Party for Winston. The second book in the series to be released in January 2016.
It’s that list-making time of year. The ‘best of’ lists…’ As a particularly dedicated list-maker, I wanted to share Iyntwood’s favorite reads for 1912. Continue reading
“The Wind in the Willows” published in 1908 by Kenneth Grahame has often been referred to as a pastoral hymn to the rural beauty of England and the relatively un-spoiled countryside of the early 1900s. Continue reading
It was during the frenzy of the Coronation year of George V in 1911 that brought Nijinsky, star of the Ballet Russe, before the British public. Continue reading