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Nicola Cornick
I write Regency historicals for Harlequin HQN Books and also work as a historian
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A pleasure, Bronwen! I love some adventure with my romance and it is a lovely book! I also picked up Imperfect Chemistry on the recommendation of fellow wenches and really enjoyed it. I've ordered the second book in the series. Now I'm going to look out for Napoleon's Buttons and The Counterfeit Heiress. Love the WWR for all these reading ideas!
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on What We're Reading in February at Word Wenches
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Wow, Sonya, that sounds like an amazing experience! I envy you being able to try out all those costumes. It would be fascinating to see them but even more interesting to find out what it feels like to wear them.
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Thank you, Elizabeth. Definitely worth another visit, I think, but there are so many wonderful places to go to, aren't there. I am keen on afternoon tea in the Orangery too!
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How wonderful to have seen the display of Diana's outfits, Susan! But you are absolutely right, whilst an exhibition can look wonderful the clothing looks even better on the person it was intended for.
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Oooh, yes, Anne! I researched Poiret and Edwardian fashions when I wrote my one and only Edwardian-set book. They were fabulously elegant styles.
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Hi Sue. That is absolutely fascinating about the Orangery at the Missouri Botanical Gardens. I've just looked it up and it does indeed look very similar. And what a fabulous place the gardens are! I would love to visit.
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It took us about four hours to look round, Shannon, so it could be a half day, and that's without rushing (we had time for lunch!) How exciting to me planning a trip like that!
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Absolutely, Karin. I marvel over the amount of work that went into creating those styles.
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I think you would like it very much, Mary Jo. It felt quite manageable for a palace! Sometimes these huge places overwhelm me but I did enjoy the lived-in feel to it. Plus the exhibitions were so well done.
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I would have loved to go to the Orangery for afternoon tea, Elinor! What a treat! We made do with lunch in the cafe, which was also very nice.
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It sounds as though you would be like me, Gram, wanting to visit all the different bits of the palace and see exhibitions from the different time periods. I wished my grandmother had still been alive to come with us; she was a skilled seamstress and it would have been fascinating to hear what she thought of the work.
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Nicola here, with a “what I did last weekend” sort of a blog about my recent trip to the absolutely charming Kensington Palace. The Palace is small - by royal standards -and feels cosy and intimate, and the current exhibitions illustrate life there during the late Stuart and Georgian eras. There’s also a lovely exhibition about the family life of Queen Victoria and last but not least, a fashion exhibition with gorgeous gowns that were worn by the current Queen, her sister Princess Margaret and Diana, Princess of Wales. But to start at the beginning… In 1689, when William and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at Word Wenches
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Carolyn, that sounds lovely (and I love that your cat is called Nicholas - such a great name!)
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Karin, Devil in Winter is one of my all time favourites! I think the weather definitely adds a lot to the atmosphere and the emotions. I fin it fascinating how that sort of setting can contribute so much to a book.
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Shannon, I'd love to know how those snowmancers got on! We had snow this morning and it was great whilst I was inside and it looked pretty but then I had to go out and the roads were icy. You're so right - cuddling up with a good book at these times is great!
Toggle Commented Feb 3, 2015 on Snowmance! at Word Wenches
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When snow is such a familiar part of life, even if we don't see it that often, it's difficult to imagine what it must be like never to have experienced it. Thank you for the comment, Carolyn!
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That sounds lovely, Shannon! The best fun you could possibly have. I do think watching children and dogs enjoying the snow is great!
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Yes, that's a good point, HJ. Maybe the pineapples were past their best - not that you would want to tempt people to visit with a rotten fruit! More research required here, I think!
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A pleasure, Jenny! It was a lovely read!
Toggle Commented Feb 2, 2015 on What We Are Reading at Word Wenches
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“All Heaven and Earth, Flowered white obliterate... Snow...unceasing snow” ― Hashin, Japanese Haiku Nicola here! Are you currently wrapped up warm against the weather or one of the lucky ones basking in the heat of summer? Here in the northern hemisphere it was a modest –4 degrees Celsius when I took the dog out this morning, which I’m told is about 25 degrees Fahrenheit. The threat of “snowmaggedon” in the US and the polar vortex here in the UK has had people rushing to share bodily warmth. No one seems to want to be snowed in alone. Now as those... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2015 at Word Wenches
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How wonderful that you did tours of the Governor's Palace at Williamsburg, Olivia. I would love to visit there! Good old Lady D - sounds as though a pineapple was the least she deserved!
Toggle Commented Jan 16, 2015 on The Exotic History of the Pineapple at Word Wenches
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LOL, Shannon! Yes it is a rather odd looking fruit, isn't it! The great thing about the Pineapple at Dunmore is that you can visit it without staying there as the gardens belong to the National Trust for Scotland.
Toggle Commented Jan 16, 2015 on The Exotic History of the Pineapple at Word Wenches
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Mmm, delicious, Janice! Yes the fibre element is an added benefit.
Toggle Commented Jan 15, 2015 on The Exotic History of the Pineapple at Word Wenches
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Yes, that's so true, Jenny. We have such a huge variety of fruit to choose from these days and available all the time. I rather like the idea of living at a time when the pineapple was marvelled over!
Toggle Commented Jan 15, 2015 on The Exotic History of the Pineapple at Word Wenches
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How interesting about aluminium, Prema. This is one of hte things I love about the Word Wench blog - I learn such a lot! I haven't heard of the sapota and it sounds wonderful!
Toggle Commented Jan 15, 2015 on The Exotic History of the Pineapple at Word Wenches
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