Shades of Milk and Honey

SOLD! The Glamourist Histories are heading for Hungarian translation.

We’ve — and by we, I mean my wonderful agent — have just sold Hungarian translation rights on SHADES OF MILK AND HONEY, GLAMOUR IN GLASS, and WITHOUT A SUMMER to publisher NOUVION Trade Sociedad anonima under the imprint of IPC Books Kft. According to Google translate, which is so reliable, the first book would …

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The UK edition of Shades of Milk and Honey

I just turned in the copy-edited manuscript for Without a Summer and am now starting work on Shades of Milk and Honey. What? Haven’t I written that book already? Yes, but Constable & Robinson is bringing out a UK edition and when my editor there, Sarah Castleton, asked if I wanted to make any changes I jumped at …

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Glamour in Glass: Anachronism in dining

Would you like to know about the giant anachronism that spans two chapters in Glamour in Glass? I thought you would. While I was researching Without a Summer, the next book in the series, I discovered an interesting thing. I’d done the seating arrangements wrong in Glamour in Glass. And not just a little wrong. Completely, …

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Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal « Wake County Libraries “Book a Day” Staff Pick

There are few things that please me as much as a librarian’s approbation. When it is the librarian from my home town? It makes the day full of rainbows and kittens. I grew up in Raleigh, NC and spent most of my summers in the Wake County Library system. They’ve just reviewed Shades of Milk and …

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Write to Jane from Shades of Milk and Honey

I have just realized that Jane, from Shades of Milk and Honey should participate in the Month of Letters Challenge. So, she is. If you want to write to her, address correspondence to: Mrs. David Vincent P.O. Box 221298 Chicago, IL 60622 I will tell you, as a teaser, that she will be writing back to you with …

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Glamour in Glass: Mme Meynard’s Pomona Dress

As you might imagine, we’ll be meeting some new characters in Glamour in Glass. Allow me to introduce you to one of them, or at least to her dress. When Jane was introduced to Mme Meynard, she had a moment of coveting the belle’s beautiful Pomona green gown with blond lace embellishments.     The original dress …

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Glamour in Glass: Mr. Vincent

In Shades of Milk and Honey, when Jane first sees the professional glamourist, Mr. Vincent, she describes him as, “Tall, and very broad of chest. His hair was chestnut and curled about his head like Bacon’s portrait of Jean- Baptiste Isabey.” In Glamour in Glass, we see him again. His brown curls were tousled in the fashionable wind- swept …

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Shades of Milk and Honey: Miss Dunkirk’s ballgown

This is one of my favorite dresses in the Glamourist Histories, so I wanted to show it to you. It appears in Shades of Milk and Honey  and belongs to Miss Dunkirk. She offered Miss Dunkirk her arm and led her to a bolt of white lawn, the fabric most appropriate to a debutante. Then Jane suggested …

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