As I mentioned last Friday, today* Avon releases another bridal anthology, Royal Bridesmaids, from the same trio that brought you that other bridal anthology last year. This time, Stephanie Laurens, Gaelen Foley, and I focus on the bride’s attendants.
My story, "Lord Lovedon’s Duel," is set partly in the fictional Duke of Marchmont’s place in Kensington, a Jacobean pile I based on Holland House. Last Friday’s video offered some glimpses of the house before it fell victim to the Blitz.
You can see some stereoscopic views by scrolling down here, and if you’re hungry for more, there are several 19th century descriptions online, including the lengthy one I made great use of, Princess Marie Liechtenstein's Holland House.
The illustration at right is one of many in the book.
There’s a big difference in how we use history. But we’re equally nuts about it. To us, the everyday details of life in the past are things to talk about, ponder, make fun of -- much in the way normal people talk about their favorite reality show.
We talk about who’s wearing what and who’s sleeping with whom. We try to sort out rumor or myth from fact. We thought there must be at least three other people out there who think history’s fascinating and fun, too. This blog is for them.