Monday, November 21, 2011

Guest: Lady Mary Fotheringay

Lady Mary Fotheringay
Lady Mary was born into a noble family, but was always headstrong.
Too fond of books according to many.

Mr Darcy discovers Lady Mary exploring the Pemberley Library . He is overjoyed to find a fellow book lover and dashes over to a bookshelf to make a recommendation.

What book do you think Mr Darcy would share?
Feel free to suggest a post-Jane Austen written book.

Bit o'sip sip gossip...

Did you know...

All Pemberley Ball giveaway links appear on the Book List
along with other books mentioned during the event!



* guest post is based on Pemberley Ball RSVPs

* image source gown for Lady Mary Fotheringay aka Mary

* image source Mr Darcy

~~- Pemberley Ball schedule -~~


  1. Unbeknownst to all, the Duchess had slipped into the luxurious Pemberly library for a brief moment in order to retrieve one of her diamond eardrops that had had the impertinence to lodge itself somewhere in the notorious depths of her decolletage.

    Giving her shoulders a scandalous shake, she heard a tiny *clink* as it came into contact with the flask she kept hidden on her person. The Duchess giggled and shook a little more until she had quite a musical rhythm established.

    Visions of the Casbah were rudely interrupted by the sound of voices and approaching footsteps. The Duchess barely managed to drop from sight behind the impressive bulwark of a horse-hair divan as her host and Lady Mary entered the room.

    Humph! Just when she was getting good at it, too ...

    Wait. If she wasn't mistaken, Mr. Darcy was suggesting reading material for Lady Mary, and it wasn't the usual fare of Lord Tennyson or Thoreau or any of the other milksops typically considered suitable material for young ladies.

    Why, if the Duchess' ears did not deceive, it seemed the two had settled upon the controversial 'On the Origin of Species' by that Darwin fellow.

    The Duchess nearly voiced her approval before she quickly remembered her position and current state of dishabille.

    Unfortunately, the horse-hair divan was beginning to cause her nose to tickle...

  2. Mr. Darcy is a great reader so he might recommend any number of classical Greek or Roman minds, histories, biographies, and journals. But as he has found a lady bibliophile, he would probably go with poetry- 'the divine Milton or the demigod Shakespeare'?

  3. Oh Mr Darcy - be still my beating heart...


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