SALT BRIDE: A Georgian Historical Romance
Salt Hendon Series Book One: London, 1763. Jane & the Earl of Salt Hendon's story. ARRA Finalist Top 10 Historical Romances for 2011. 5 stars Night Owl Reviews 5★ Top Pick All Time Keeper Shelf. 5★ Readers Favorite. Personal Favorites List 2012 Romantic Historical Lovers Blog. Then read the award winning sequel SALT REDUX! :)
The Earl of Salt Hendon and his friends played Real or Royal tennis on his personal indoor court using this type of racquet - made of wood with a curved strung head. SALT BRIDE [Late 18th-century illustration of real or royal tennis raquets, in various stages of construction, and a strung racquet].
"The man in the iron wig" - Edward Wortley Montagu (1713-1776) c.1775 by Matthew William Peters. In a letter of 1751 Horace Walpole writes of Edward Wortley Montague's wig: "...but the most curious part of his dress, which he bought from Paris is an iron wig; you literally would not know it from hair." The wig was made of wire copper and iron wire and formed into spiral curls. Inspiration for the poet Hilary Wraxton's wig in SALT BRIDE.
EKDuncan digital diorama inspired by the Georgian Historical Romance SALT BRIDE by Lucinda Brant. Depicted is the Richmond Ball scene. EKD says, "To the left is our Hero - The Earl of Salt Hendon and his lovely raven haired wife Jane. To the right are the Earl's best friend Sir Antony and his evil drama queen sister Diana Lady St. John." What a fab creation by one of my readers. Jane is even wearing the Sinclair locket! Thanks, Evelyn!
The marble vestibule in the Earl of Salt Hendon's Grosvenor Square mansion. "...not a room in the cozy sense of the word that one would want to curl up and fall asleep, but more a museum where one sauntered about to view..." Hilary Wraxton does fall asleep here and his snoring is so loud that Arthur Ellis, the Earl's secretary, is forced to wake him up. SALT BRIDE
The London Magazine reported on the Thames freezing in January 1763: “the ice being measured, was, in some places six feet thick. After saying this, it is needless to observe, that every river and stream was covered with ice, and the streets of the metropolis wore a gloomy aspect, and were dangerous to pass for carriages and persons on foot.” The poor literally froze to death in the streets. SALT BRIDE
The Earl of Salt Hendon's mansion is in Grosvenor Square. SALT BRIDE [Detail from John Rocque's 1746 map of London]