by Emily May
Reading: 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue
Listening to: Fat Freddy's Drop
Watching: Midsomer Murders
Making me smile: The trees are in blossom!
Hi everyone! My second Regency romance Beauty and the Scarred Hero is out in Australia and New Zealand in October, and to celebrate, I'm giving away a copy of the book!
The beauty is Lady Isabella Knox; the scarred hero is Major Nicholas Reynolds (or The Ogre, as Society has taken to calling him). There's a runaway bride, stray kittens, a risqué masquerade ball, and much more!
(For excerpts and behind-the-scenes info, visit the Beauty and the Scarred Hero page on my website.)
To be in to win a copy, have a go at the Regency Slang quiz below and post your answers in the comments. The correct answers and the winner's name will be announced on Tuesday evening. (The words are taken from the 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue.)
Regency Slang Quiz
An ‘abbess’ is:
-a very pious woman
-the mistress of a brothel
A person who is ‘betwattled’:
-looks like a turkey
-has their hair dressed very high on their head
-is surprised or confounded
To be in a ‘brown study’ is to:
-be lost in thought
-have a stomach ache
A 'bone box' is:
-a person's mouth
To 'shoot the cat' is:
-to practise target shooting