And we're going on tour! Percy Bysshe Shelley was a restless traveler, always taking off from one place to another, often with bill collectors at his heels. My story catches up with him at a picturesque spa town in Tuscany, where he meets an Englishwoman, an expatriate like himself.
Thanks to the internet, we can go on a book blog tour from the comfort of our homes at no expense to you, dear reader.
This tour is hosted by Historical Fiction Book Tours.
Blog Tour Schedule
Monday, October 5
Review from Passages to the Past
Tuesday, October 6
Interview at Novels Alive
Excerpt at Probably at the Library
Wednesday, October 7
Review at Chicks, Rogues, and Scandals
Thursday, October 8
Guest Post at Novels Alive
Saturday, October 10
Feature at Reading is My Remedy
Sunday, October 11
Review at Gwendalyn’s Books
Monday, October 12
Guest Post at Coffee and Ink
Tuesday, October 13
Review at Novels Alive
Interview at Bookish Rantings
The unknown lady in my story is Mary Crawford from Jane Austen's Mansfield Park.
Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein, and her sister Claire Clairmont are also featured in my novella. Their story is a very dramatic one. They ran away from home with Percy Bysshe Shelley when they were 16, which of course ruined their reputations in society.
Daisy Hay, who wrote an excellent biography of Shelley's circle, says in this video interview:
“You see a darker side of these romantic stories about free love and idealism and politics. Because it’s women who are at the margins of the group who really suffer the consequences of the ideals much more acutely."