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Happy, um, October?

Wait! Why is this newsletter so early?

Because:

How to Seduce a Spy is available for preorder!

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Those Wacky Victorians

I just recently wrote a bit where my heroine was involved in a wild bicycle chase. So here are some Victorian bicycle terms:

Penny-farthing: the large-wheeled bicycle popular with young men from the 1870s to mid-1880s. Was called an "ordinary" bicycle until this term came into use in the 1890s, first as a perjorative. Most weighed about 40 lbs., and you picked your wheel size based on your leg length.

To take a header: To go flying off headfirst. A very real danger with the penny-farthing, many of which had poor or no brakes and were prone to tipping.

Scorcher: Someone who rides fast (and probably recklessly).

Safety Bicycle: a bike with two wheels of equal or near-equal size and a chain drive. First available in the mid-1880s. Once these were widely available, the bike was no longer a toy but a practical vehicle for anyone.
 

My Recent Favorites

Mr. Darcy's Diary
by Amanda Grange

Just one book this time, since this is a short newsletter, but this is for any Pride and Prejudice fans out there.
This book tells the whole story (dialog taken word-for-word from the original) from Darcy's POV. It's fun, funny, and does some really interesting and cool things with the side characters. (Anne de Bourgh gets her own little role!)
buy on amazon

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