Sunday, June 6, 2010

SteamPink: Travelling Post Office

This week finds vvb's mail on the Devonian Express train which is part of...

SteamPink week, June 4-12, 2010

SteamPink (my definition) = female heroine stories with romance, adventure or mystery in a steampunk world

For review and future giveaway:

The Boneshaker
by Kate Milford
courtesy of author
Thanks Kate!

For review and future giveaway courtesy of Quirk:
Thanks Tiffany!

Getting ready for my Mansfield Park Murder Mystery event...

The Sherlock Holmes Handbook
The Methods and Mysteries of the World's Greatest Detective
by Ransom Riggs

The Crimes of Dr. Watson
An Interactive Sherlock Holmes Mystery
by John H. Watson, M.D.
edited and with an Introduction by, Duane Swierczynski

============train tip============
In the United States a railway post office, commonly abbreviated as RPO, was a railroad car that was normally operated in passenger service as a means to sort mail en route, in order to speed delivery. The RPO was staffed by highly trained Railway Mail Service postal clerks, and was off-limits to the passengers on the train. In the UK, the equivalent term was Travelling Post Office (TPO)...

...The world's first official carriage of mail by rail was by the United Kingdom's General Post Office in November 1830, using adapted railway carriages on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. Sorting of mail en-route first occurred in the United Kingdom with the introduction of the Travelling Post Office in 1838 on the Grand Junction Railway.
- wikipedia

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* image from Leafcutter Designs - world's smallest postal service

* In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren and inspired by Pop Culture Junkie. A post where we share books acquired via mailbox, library, store, etc.

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Imagination Designs
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