Archive for February, 2012
While looking at my list of bookmarks filed under “to be sorted”, I first screamed and then joined Pinterest. Despite their questionable terms of service (I don’t recommend to upload original artwork, texts etc.) I found it to be very useful to collect and file pictures and other bits and pieces of interest. Easier to use and less chaotic than tumblr, it’s a great way to keep track of resources. So all I keep bookmarked are articles and other texts and feel much better now. That could also be down to the excellent butter scotch liquour here, though.
Feel free to have a look at my Pinterest; I currently have boards (files) covering history, home, books, art, fashion, music, geekery etc., and as I use it for all “pinning” purposes, be it for research, writing or daily life, the content is not exclusively 18th century.
You can follow my pinning / pinnery (what’s the appropriate term, I wonder?) by subscribing to the feed, but please keep in mind that there might be many pins per day. I don’t want you to drown under home improvement tips and shoes.
… the Lord Nelson and Emma Lady Hamilton jug!
One can’t deny its charm, though poor Mr. Hamilton doesn’t look too pleased with the affair, and really, who could blame him. Still, a very lovely present for that special person in your life.
2012 sees the 5th anniversary of my first book’s publication. While I continue to work on my third novel with glacial speed, here’s a very special freebie as a small “thank you” for your patience:
You can now download “Lieutenant Samuel Blackwood (deceased)” for free, legal and as often as you want!
Download! Read! Share!Spread it all over the internet! As long as you’re not trying to sell it, we’re fine. Not that I’d object if you should decide to buy the print version, of course…
Author: Emma Collingwood
Illustrations: Amandine de Villeneuve
Editors: Timothy T. Tarbottom (Esq.), Alex Beecroft
Genre: original Age of Sail fiction, supernatural themes, adventure, m/m romance
HMS Privet has the reputation of being a cursed ship: every first lieutenant serving aboard her dies gruesomely. Lieutenant Daniel Leigh is determined to solve the mystery and volunteers for the place himself, putting his life in desperate danger. Little does he suspect that he will fall in love with the captain, John Meadows, and end up fighting not only for his own life but for the soul of his lover too.
A Georgian ghost story featuring a cursed ship, a vengeful ghost, a haunted captain and a very daring lieutenant.
Wait, wait, there is more! You can now also download from the same place
“MANCO or THE FINANCIAL CRISIS AS EXPLAINED BY
SEBASTIAN QUINN, PURSER”
Author: Emma Collingwood
Editor: Timothy T. Tarbottom (Esq.)
Genre: original Age of Sail fiction, satire
Disclaimer: it’s mine, all mine!
The purser dipped the tip of his quill in the inkwell. “I’ll do what every good accountant does, Sir: as the numbers refuse to be in accordance with the books, I’ll bring the books in accordance with the numbers.”
As you can see, Miss Collingwood has a new website as well:
emmacollingwood.com will be retired.
Why the move?
As the US government insists that all .com websites are under its jurisdiction, even if no content is stored on US servers, I’m having my own little Morpeth tea party here. Down with that sort of thing!
While I’m aware that the source for this devastating news is The Sun and therefore everything has to be taken with at least four grains of salt, I still have to say
The BBC1 costume legal drama had four million-plus audiences but channel chief Danny Cohen wants to make more room for “better” shows.
Miserable addle plots! Bracket-faced, gallopping gollumpuses! Gooseberry-eyed crab lanthorns and dandy prats! You should cross the pond at the king’s expense! And if that quote should be correct: may you step barefoot on a lego, Mr. Cohen!
An insider said: “As with Zen and Lark Rise To Candleford, difficult decisions have to be made so Danny can bring in new shows like Call The Midwife. That’s been pulling in over nine million viewers and is BBC1’s most successful drama in at least ten years.”
This is an outrage. I know it’s hard to believe, but some members of the audience can actually cope with more than one quality drama per year. No, really. I’ve managed to enjoy Sherlock, Being Human and Garrow’s Law without my head exploding from quality overload.
I’m very disappointed.