Nicola here! I have one arm in a sling this week after unexpectedly needing some treatment to my shoulder and as a result I can’t type much. So for my blog today I thought I would post up a little game for everyone called Regency Either/Or. I shamelessly borrowed this idea from Honorary Word Wench Mia Marlowe who has a very fun version of this on her blog. I hope you enjoy it and share your choices and your own suggestions!
Duke of Mr?
Actually these days I think that should be Prince or Mr. I have noticed title inflation in some historical romances rather like the millionaire to billionaire inflation in some contemporary romance books. Whilst a Duke (or Prince) is frightfully authoritative and powerful I have a soft spot for a Mr. On the other hand teh duke gets to wear the cute coronet above.
Debutante or courtesan?
I don’t mind a debutante heroine if she has a bit of gumption and isn’t too “straight out of the schoolroom.” As for courtesans, well everyone deserves to find true love.
Swords or pistols?
Which is your weapon of choice? By 1770 the sword was
considered very old-fashioned and pistols were
all the rage. But gentlemen, remember: would it not be more mature – and less dangerous – simply to apologise? There is no dishonour in that.
Brandy or claret?
“Claret is the liquor for boys; port for men; but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy.” Dr Johnson. Need I say more?
Signet ring or diamond cravat pin?
A signet ring, especially one bearing the arms of the hero’s family, suggests a reassuringly ancient pedigree. Is a diamond cravat pin just too bling?
Who could resist the sports car of its day? But if you do take a ride in a curricle make sure that the driver is a noted whip and not someone who cannot handle his cattle. Let’s not dismiss the stage out of hand, though. You can meet very interesting people on public transport.
Highwayman, smuggler of pirate?
Ok, I know it's cheating to have three but when it comes to heroes who like to walk on the wrong side of the law, how do you choose?
Now it's your turn. Answer as many as you like or make up your own!