Saturday 23 June 2012

Best Endorsement Ever

If you have been following the progress of Stunner, you'll know that I am besotted with the Pre-Raphaelite sketchings of the multi-talented and amazing Raine Szramski.  I was overjoyed when Raine let me use her picture of Fanny in the second edition of my book, so imagine how happy I was to find this on my Facebook page this morning....

What better endorsement could I ever ask for?

If you want to see more of Raine's gorgeous art, head over to here and marvel at her magical talent.

Thank you Raine (and Fanny), that is the best advert I could ask for!


  1. You have to hand it to these these distinguished Victorian time travellers. Couldn't agree more!

  2. I love that I get a Rossetti 'thumbs up' - what more could a girl ask for?

  3. Hello Kirsty and tribe of Kirsty, first of all CONGRATULATIONS on Stunner 2 - I have today badgered the library to buy it & will take a punt on the exciting competition, otherwise going on my birthday list for August. LOVE the Raine cartoon, what an honour, and richly deserved. Much harder to write about Fanny rather than Lizzie or Jane as there is so little and she has been so written out of R's life. His recognition of their bond (albeit unreliable, this is DGR after all) reminiscent of my and the priceless Darcey Streamer's favourite monarch Charles II. Let not poor Nelly/Fanny starve. Good luck with Alexa and your Novel On Whatever Colour Paper. In case you're puzzled Darcey Streamer was that classic Artful Dodger Londoner interviewed during the Jubilee - even David Starkey was impressed and forgot to be waspish. The Jubilee footage even had a Rossetti - saw the Queen scoot past La Ghirlandata at the Guildhall on her way to lunch. By the way I found a great image on Google of Blackfriars Bridge by a Thomas Luny which gives a great view of Chatham Place. I had it all wrong in my imagination, the building was at right angles to the river, not paralell. And what I didn't know, it was demolished in 1868 while Rossetti was still alive. Don't you wish it was still there.

  4. Thank you so much for the mail. I caught a bit of the Jubilee on telly and was lucky enough to see the Queen walk through the Guildhall and yelled 'Rossetti!'

    The new novel continues apace....


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