Advent Calendar – Day Seventeen

17 December 2013


Evening dress, Worth (France), c1898-1900. Photo: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Crikey, not long to go now! Behind the seventeenth window of my advent calendar there is this most magical gown by who else but Worth. What could be more redolent of Christmas than the delicately shimmering gold stars against a pale oyster silk background? I think it’s wonderful and such a romantic dress – perfect for special parties or an evening getting all misty eyed at the opera.

It’s sad times here as the last ever episode of Ripper Street was shown last night and went out on a proper shouting at the television MAJOR HIGH. I can’t bear it. I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT.

Anyway, hope your descent into the Christmas madness is going as (relatively) well as mine!

Set against the infamous Jack the Ripper murders of autumn 1888 and based on the author’s own family history, From Whitechapel is a dark and sumptuous tale of bittersweet love, friendship, loss and redemption and is available NOW from Amazon UK, Amazon US and Burning Eye.

‘Frothy, light hearted, gorgeous. The perfect summer read.’ Minette, my young adult novel of 17th century posh doom and intrigue is available from Amazon UK and Amazon US and is CHEAP AS CHIPS as we like to say in dear old Blighty.

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