Oh my, are you in for a treat this week. Just sit back and get ready to be entertained by the one and only Ailsa Abraham.
Dear Auntie Jane…
It is a little-known fact that Jane Austen, during the time she was waiting for her novels to become successful, worked as an Agony Aunt on the “Journal for Refined Gentlewomen”. In a recently-discovered trunk of papers the following correspondence was found. I can only assume that one of my characters indulged in a little time-travel to hide his distress and identity.
It would seem that Iamo continued because her next letter does not change tone.
We can assume that there was a long gap in communication because the final letter pertaining to this question is as follows.
BIO – Ailsa Abraham retired early from a string of jobs, ending up with teaching English to adults. She has lived in France since 1990 and is married with no children but six grandchildren. Her passion is motorbikes which have taken the place of horses in her life now that ill-health prevents her riding. She copes with Bipolar Condition, a twisted spine and increasing deafness with her usual wry humour – “well if I didn’t have all those, I’d have to work for a living, instead of being an author, which is much more fun.”. Her ambition in life is to keep breathing. She has no intention of stopping writing.
As Ailsa Abraham:
- Alchemy (Amazon world wide link)
- Shaman’s Drum (Amazon world wide link) both published by Crooked Cat
- Four Go Mad in Catalonia – self-published, available from Smashwords
Twitter – @ailsaabraham
Facebook – Ailsa Abraham
6 replies on “Letters from Elsewhere: Auntie Jane and Iamo”
Thank you so much for hosting me, Miriam. Yes we did have a bit of fun at Ms Austen’s expense but who would have thought that Iamo would reach out to an Agony Aunt?
Thank you for coming, Ailsa. I’m still giggling! And Iamo must have been absolutely desperate.
Reblogged this on Crooked Cats' Cradle.
Fantastic contribution by Ailsa. 🙂
Great fun, but expected nothing else from Ailsa! 🙂