Posts Tagged ‘Susan Holloway Scott’

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Mark Twain at Versailles

I have mixed feelings towards Mark Twain. This is, after all, the man who dared write of Jane Austen, “Every time I read Pride and Prejudice, I want to dig her up and hit her over the skull with her own shin-bone.” Shocking. Yes, I know, now some will tell us that he didn’t really […]



For the King now in stores!

Here at Barnes & Noble, Devon, PA, courtesy of fellow writer Susan Holloway Scott. A picture is worth a thousand words… Thanks, Susan! I also wanted to post my blog tour schedule here, but my internet connection absolutely refuses to cooperate today (no thanks for the atrocious service, Neuf Telecom!) so that will be for […]



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For the King: picked by the Philadelphia Examiner as a “hot summer read”

Isn’t this great news? Here is what the Examiner writes: “Historical fiction fans will be transported to the corrupt world of 18th century Paris in this fast-paced novel, which chronicles the aftermath of an assassination attempt on Napoleon Bonaparte and the hunt by police inspector Roch Miquel to find who did it. A complicated love […]



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Louise de Kéroualle, Charles II’s French mistress: a discussion with Susan Holloway Scott

Every time I visit the Getty Center in Los Angeles, I pay a visit to the splendid portrait of Louise de Kéroualle, Duchess of Portsmouth, by Sir Peter Lely. I knew of my countrywoman Louise, royal mistress, French agent in London and one of the 17th century’s famous beauties. However, when I read Susan Holloway […]



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Masked ladies (gentlemen too…)

Susan Holloway Scott has a great post on masks in the 17th century. They protected ladies’ complexions from the attacks of the sun and cold, but they were also most convenient for discreet assignations… In 18th century France, their use became limited to the balls and celebrations that marked the revelry of Carnival. This is […]