Sophie develops as the story goes on…

To continue then, with Sophie; I always see her as being, like Lucie Manette in ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ the embodiment of loving kindness. Unlike Lucie Manette, though, she is a female character whom the author wanted to show developing in independence as the story goes on. She starts off submissive (as becomes a … Continue reading Sophie develops as the story goes on…

Sophie de Courcy; Much More Open to the Reader than Emile, alias Monsieur Gilles… .

Sophie I felt I soon came to know easily. She is motivated by the normal desires of a middle class girl of the late eighteenth century (her branch of the family having lost most of their status). As I said earlier, her career options are dismally limited; she must either marry, become a governess or … Continue reading Sophie de Courcy; Much More Open to the Reader than Emile, alias Monsieur Gilles… .

Meanwhile, the Wicked Georges is making friends…

Meanwhile, Georges has arrived too late for dinner time  in the servants' hall. Madame Blanche, the housekeeper, has him served some cold meat and bread.  Eloise, her chestnut haired, full bosomed niece, takes one look at this handsome new arrival and is eager to do the serving. "This English habit of porter instead of wine … Continue reading Meanwhile, the Wicked Georges is making friends…

Lord Ynyr Chats of the Highwaymen on the Roads out of London….

Sophie makes some bland remark about possibly Monsieur has seen her since that wedding. He retains her hand and seems positvely to gloat on her. Meanwhile, Lord Ynyr is more lively and cheerful than Sophie has seen him yet (in fact, everyone has become more lively; even the ancient butler, Roberts, is slightly more sprightly … Continue reading Lord Ynyr Chats of the Highwaymen on the Roads out of London….

Sophie’s Grand Relative Insists That They have Met Before…

"Sophie, this is my nephew. I believe you met long since." Miss Morwenna has seen Monsieur Emile's astonished stare at Sophie, and she watches Sophie with more interest than she has ever shown in her as Sophie makes her curtsey. Monsieur, all gallantry, takes Sophie's hand and kisses it as he hardly needs to do, … Continue reading Sophie’s Grand Relative Insists That They have Met Before…

OOh, an Award. That’s exciting…

I'm breaking off to accept the Silver Quill  Award from Thomas Cotterill, with many thanks. His blog appears to be very accomplished, and it was nice of him to nominate me. http://thomascotterill.wordpress.com/ My answers to the seven questions: - 1.  Do you prefer rhyming or non rhyming poetry? Rhyming, without a doubt. 2.  Favourite Shakespeare … Continue reading OOh, an Award. That’s exciting…