Tuesday, January 02, 2007
New Year - New book
I thought you might like a peek at the rough draft of the cover for my new book, The Belles Dames Club, which comes out in April this year. I have often thought it unfair that during the 18th century there was a proliferation of gentlemen's clubs - Whites, Almacks, Brooks's etc and nothing similar for the ladies, so I thought I would redress the balance. The Belles Dames Club is the brainchild of a lively widow, Lady Wyckenham, and when her step-daughter, Clarissa, comes to stay she is soon embroiled in the outrageous escapades of the club and its members. I loved writing this Georgian romp, which has its fair share of adventure, handsome heroes (of course) and villainous rogues. I am waiting now to see the finished cover, and I wonder how different it will be from this original sketch?