A Certain Latitude

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Kill your darlings is wise writing advice. So to firm up the pacing of the book I took out my favorite chapter, where Allen climbs the mast. You can read it here. AllenClimbsTheMast


ClarissaAllen2What do my characters have in common with Russian aristocracy? Very little, except that when I wanted to know what they looked like, I went to this site of images of paintings by Elizabeth Vigee-Lebrun (1755-1842). So allow me to introduce you to Princess Youssoupoff (1797) aka Clarissa Onslowe, and from around the same era, Baron Alexander Sergeevich Stroganov, aka Allen Pendale.

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