August 27th, 2020

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8 Weeks.

Things are getting exciting here in the Gilbert household as the calendar hits eight weeks until books are in shops!

Meanwhile, behind the scenes, I've ordered some new things to go into Launch Giveaway prize packs (because I love prize giveaways myself, and I'm sure other people do too!)

Notepad for giveaway and one that just says No Touchy Touchy!
Notepad for giveaway and one that just says No Touchy Touchy!

As well as the "NO TOUCHY TOUCHY!" coffee mugs and tote bags I already have, also featuring the Rosalie's Medieval Woman illumination logo, I've added a spiral notepad with a calendar on the inside cover and lined pages. Just for fun, I've made a couple of Rosalie's Medieval Woman "NO TOUCHY TOUCHY!" spiral bound notepads with lovely blank paper. I know I love notepads with no lines so I can doodle and draw while I think! I also don't like people touching my stuff! 

Stay tuned for ways to win prizes in 8 weeks when the book finds its way into bookshops!


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The Very Secret Surprise!

In more Behind-The-Scenes news, the Very Secret Surprise has been delivered, and I couldn't be happier! I am thrilled with the quality

The Very Secret Surprise will be included in your book purchase FREE along with a FREE  matching bookmark if you are supporting my local independent book store- Books@Stones, at Stones Corner in Brisbane. They will also be available at book signings there when we launch and wherever else I go!

I'm currently thinking how the Very Secret Surprise will work for those overseas who want one (you'll know who you are when you see it!) as I need to price postage to various countries and see what the demand is. 

Books@Stones is located at 360 Logan Road, Stones Corner. There website is here  but you can call them to reserve your copy of  The Very Secret Sex Lives Of Medieval Women on (07) 3394 4949.

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International Doggo Day!

That smile!
That smile!

It's International Dog Day!

Very often in medieval manuscripts, we see hunting dogs and greyhounds and quite often we see smaller hounds which look like whippets. Occasionally, we see noble ladies with their small, white fluffy dogs which are much like ours today!

It's not so often that we see these dogs; a little terrier-like which we see chasing rabbits but obviously a pampered pooch. Definitely, not a working dog. Never-the-less, this little doggo must have been a much-loved favourite to be especially included in this illuminated manuscript.

Medieval women were avid pet-keepers and often had small dogs, birds and cats along with the lesser-usual squirrels and monkeys.  I think the smile on this little dog says it all though. Totally knows its place in the word, and let me tell you, it's not the working class.