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Thank you to Hasty Book List for including me! Here's my contribution!
I was stuck in an elevator on our eldest daughter’s wedding day. Luckily not for too long because I am a bit of a panicker. So, I am choosing a character who is more phlegmatic than I am when it comes to things like claustrophobia and heights. Author Nancy Mitford’s narrator, Fanny, in The Pursuit of Love, and Love in a Cold Climate would be an ideal companion. Fanny has a firm grip on life, having had to deal with her temperamental and tempestuous Radlett cousins, so her presence would be calming. But she is also far from dull. Her deft wit and wicked observations would help to distract from the worrying business of wondering if we were going to plummet to our death down the elevator shaft.25 Authors and The Book Characters They'd Like to Be Stuck in an Elevator With: www.hastybooklist.com/home/25-authors-and-the-book-characters-theyd-like-to-be-stuck-in-an-elevat...
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April 29, 1879 – March 8, 1961 There are two golden rules for an orchestra: start together and finish together. The public doesn’t give a damn what goes on in between. —Sir Thomas Beecham Beecham’s grandfather, also Thomas Beecham, … Continue reading →
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Today the great houses of Britain’s landed aristocracy with their vast, exquisite interiors and views of sweeping parkland attest to the power of rank and wealth of a bygone age. They also provide a stunning backdrop for elegantly clothed men … Continue reading →
Daisy Brook, who later became Daisy Greville, the Countess of Warwick, was one of the early Edwardian era’s great beauties and the center of it’s many scandals. She featured in DEATH OF A DISHONORABLE GENTLEMAN as an example of imprudence … Continue reading →
Fox-hunting – the great pastime of the English countryman, conjures up vivid images. But women riders – sitting beautifully upright on their great glossy horses, flowing habits cascading, top hats fixed firmly over neatly coiled and netted hair, veils secured … Continue reading →
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Yes, of course Edwardians married for love, but the upper-classes usually fell in love among their own kind, shoring up their country estates from time to time with alliances to an American fortune or with the daughter of a wealthy … Continue reading →
Elinor Glyn was a best-selling romance novelist whose fame peaked in the early 1900s. She wrote what were heavily criticized as novels of ‘questionable quality and taste’ at a time when Victoria’s rigid rules for fidelity were still strongly upheld by … Continue reading →
Constance Gladys, Marchioness of Ripon was six feet tall and considered to be a stunner; she was so beautiful that even the most glamorous in her company looked like they needed ‘a touch of the sponge and the duster,’ according … Continue reading →
Lucile, Lady Duff-Gordon is possibly more infamously known for the scandal surrounding her escape from the Titanic in an almost empty lifeboat with her secretary and her husband Sir Cosmo Duff-Gordon. Continue reading →