Monday, January 26, 2009


It occurred to me today that my last post was a little presumptive. The Duchess? What Duchess? HEATHER WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?

Georgiana was the Duchess of Devonshine (England) in the late 18th/early 19th century. She was buddies with Marie Antoinette and was a sort of scandalous character. She got out the vote for her chosen candidates for Parliament, had affairs with politicians, and did a lot of traveling between her husband's country estates and Europe. She was also a prolific letter writer. Note to self: if you want to be famous in the future, write loads of handwritten letters.

So, the book is called Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire. The movie based on the book shortens that up considerably to The Duchess. The movie was good, but screwed around with timelines a lot so you don't have nearly the sense of how important this person was in her time. If you like biographies, this is a great read.

And now it is time to buckle down for an ice storm. Maybe. I have a feeling that if I lived further north I would be much more concerned. The local news, however, is going crazy with this. SALT THE BRIDGES! CALL OUT THE POWER COMPANY! SAVE THE WOMEN AND CHILDREN!!!

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