Friday, October 17, 2008
Continuing the theme of transport, Jane Austen's heroes might drive a sleek, speedy curricle,
Georgette Heyer's Regency Bucks will aspire to a high perch phaeton:
as a writer of historical novels there isn't a lot of scope for fast cars, so writing Moonshadows gave me the opportunity to mix history with a modern day love story, and to think about more modern modes of transport. Recently I spent some time driving a Porsche and was transported (if you will excuse the pun) back to the months I spent writing Moonshadows. Roof down, wind in my hair, lots of speed – I loved it! Okay so it wasn't a yellow Porsche like the one Piers wanted to give to Jez, but it is sleek, smart and powerful – a bit like my heroes, actually.
Thanks to Sam and Porsche Centre, Bolton.
PS - the car isn't quite mine - yet!