[FICTION] The Actress in High Life by Sue Pettigru-Bowen -jo

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Post by MamaGeek » January 6th, 2019, 4:12 pm

The Actress in High Life: An Episode in Winter Quarters by Sue Petigru-Bowen (1824 - 1875).


1812 is the year and Portugal the location for this adventure. The characters for the most part are British officers. Lord Strathern sends for his daughter Lady Mabel Stewart presently in Scotland to join him in Elvas where he has stationed his brigade for the winter. The debonair Colonel l'Lisle is the hero of our story. The author provides a vivid look into the landscape, history and people of this era and often touches on liturgy...sometimes controversial among the characters. Very informative it is more travelogue than romance however. Enjoy!! ( Celine Major)
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Last edited by MamaGeek on January 17th, 2019, 3:43 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Celine

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Post by MamaGeek » January 6th, 2019, 4:14 pm

Hi!

I posted the complete title but assume that you will wish to shorten it. :)

My SUPER DPL is once again Helen Ferrera!!!! :clap: :clap:
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Post by MamaGeek » January 6th, 2019, 4:20 pm

Hmmm I just realized that I typed Pettigru instead of Petigru in the Solo title.
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » January 6th, 2019, 7:09 pm

Hi Celine. I'll set this up for you.
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Post by MamaGeek » January 6th, 2019, 7:11 pm

Wonderful!!!

Thank you Jo! Nice to be working with you again. :D
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » January 6th, 2019, 7:19 pm

Same here. I shortened the filenames and the thread title. :)
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Post by HZFerr » January 6th, 2019, 8:32 pm

Hi Jo & Celine,
Happy to be your DPL. :D
Helen
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close yir een an remember me." Sgt. Joseph Kilna MacKenzie
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Post by MamaGeek » January 9th, 2019, 3:59 pm

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And so we begin!!!!

Back in a couple of days. Have a great evening!!
Celine

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Post by HZFerr » January 11th, 2019, 8:41 pm

sect 1 & 2
PL OK

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Sweet dreams
Helen
"Ains a year say a prayer faur me
close yir een an remember me." Sgt. Joseph Kilna MacKenzie
POW/MIA we will remember them.

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Post by HZFerr » January 12th, 2019, 7:43 pm

sect 3 & 4
PL OK

A colonel, and so young. :shock:
Helen
"Ains a year say a prayer faur me
close yir een an remember me." Sgt. Joseph Kilna MacKenzie
POW/MIA we will remember them.

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Post by MamaGeek » January 12th, 2019, 7:49 pm

So true!!
Thank you!!!!
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Celine

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Post by HZFerr » January 14th, 2019, 6:13 pm

sect 5
PL OK

I like those odds, 2 women (1 married) on a military base. :D
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Old, but not dead!
Helen
"Ains a year say a prayer faur me
close yir een an remember me." Sgt. Joseph Kilna MacKenzie
POW/MIA we will remember them.

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Post by MamaGeek » January 14th, 2019, 6:20 pm

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Thanks...you are so funny!!!

Nightie night!!!
Celine

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Post by MamaGeek » January 17th, 2019, 3:50 pm

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I've uploaded a few more Helen but I have to admit that this story is not what I thought it would be. I was under the impression it would be a fun romance with an actress etc. but it appears to be more of a travelogue. :-) It is very informative mind you.

And Jo you will note that I have actually edited my summary to reflect that. At least I believe I have. :D :D

Have a good night!!!!!
Celine

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Post by HZFerr » January 17th, 2019, 6:55 pm

sect 6, 7, & 8
PL OK

A female botanist, back then, was advanced thinking!
Following the culture of that time is unique.
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Helen
"Ains a year say a prayer faur me
close yir een an remember me." Sgt. Joseph Kilna MacKenzie
POW/MIA we will remember them.

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