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Tea Drinking

Win a Teapot Photo Contest

Whilst on my Grand UK Tour, I will sign three very special items for Orbit to give away as prizes. The first prize is this darling teapot, and the two runner-up prizes are these twee tea strainers (all from Oliver Bonas.)

Tea for One set from Oliver BonasTea Strainer from Oliver Bonas

To enter is take a photo of yourself with a parasol or umbrella in a darling pose and email to orbit@littlebrown.co.uk.

This is a worldwide competition, and they will be posting entries on their site. I will choose the winner and runners-up at the end of my Grand UK Tour on 13 April. See terms and conditions here.

And to show you just how easy it is, here are Orbiteers Anna Gregson, Emily Rowland, and Rose Tremlett with a shining example (and no fear, they have excluded themselves from winning):

Members of the Orbit Books tema posing with parasols to promote the author Gail Carriger's UK tour (author of TIMELESS from The Parasol Protectorate series)

Best of British, and the Empire salutes you!



GAIL'S DAILY DOSE

Your Infusion of Cute . . .


Your Writerly Tinctures . . .


Cracked tea mug. Have you ever seen a sadder thing?

PROJECT ROUND UP
Deportment & Deceit ~ The Finishing School Book the Second: Done with a very rough draft, lots of work still to do.
Etiquette & Espionage ~ The Finishing School Book the First: Release date Feb 2013.
Manga ~ Soulless Vol. 2: (AKA Changeless) Have seen cover sketch for cover and it is fabulous!
Timeless ~ Parasol Protectorate Book the Last. Out now!
Prudence ~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First: Release date Fall 2013.


BIG FAT SPOILER ALERT! Really, DON'T READ THE BLURB ON AMAZON if you haven't read the other books first!



Book News:
More Timeless Reviews...
The Lit Bitch.
ALMYBNENR
Weirdmage
The Book Shop
Fangs, Wings, and Fairy Dust (18 restriction)

Quote of the Day:
"The love of learning, the sequestered nooks,
And all the sweet serenity of books."
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Daisypath Wedding tickers

Comments

It's truly sad indeed, and yes, I've seen it - 'twas, in fact, one of my favourite cups. Pink, with a unicorn. :'(

I'm sure they're all in Cup Heaven now, having fun with the bras.
My worst was when a tea mug leaked through an invisible hairline crack near the bottom. It took a while to figure out that that was the problem; I just thought I'd managed to spill some tea while pouring. Several times in succession. Give me an honest breakage any day.
My poor mug. It served me well.

I need to go through my pictures. I assume an old photo of me on stage with a parasol would qualify, right?
I don't see why not.