The Art of Deception
or Pride and Extreme Prejudice
Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors. This week I continue another book, that will eventually come out via booktrope. It’s a spy story set in late Georgian England, the year before Trafalgar Last week, we left Alice to her Uncle Grey’s tender mercies. This week we resume Roderick, Lord Fitzpatrick’s story. He’s just told his African American manservant that he is returning to England, but that he has arranged for his servant’s wife to be freed. There is a complication.
“They’re sending her South.”
“Bugger it! Where, when?”
“Today, she’s in Robey’s warehouse, chained; auction tomorrow.”
“Either that or the Yellow House next door.”
Roderick paused, while he claimed crude methods were beneath him, there were times, and this was one of them, that they were appropriate, “Thomas, I think a change of garment is in order; lay out the gentleman’s ken cracking clothes; I’ll need my screws, the phos bottle and … whatever happened to my jemmy, by the way?”
“I was visiting Hannah.”
“Thought as much; that was a tad sloppy of you; if you’d see that our mounts are ready, and I’ll need a light travelling bag packed; can Hannah ride?”
The cover image shows a map from 1856 that shows the scene of the action. The Smithsonian, wasn’t yet there.
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> What happens when teenagers get to play with Dr Frankenstien’s lab notebooks, a few odd chemicals and a great big whopping coil? Mayhem, and possibly an invitation to the Transylvanian Neuroscience Summer School.
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