Catherine Curzon

About me

Blogging as Madame Gilflurt, I’m passionate about the 18th century and all things Georgian. I am currently writing Life in the Georgian Court for Pen and Sword Books.

My writing is a breathless romp through the seamier side of Georgian life accompanied by rogues, harlots and janizaries, with a dash of gin to add some spice!

Mrs Siddons is playing Drury Lane and there’s a farmer on the throne of England. Bawdy doesn’t even come close…

From my website

Salon Guests: The Bluestocking Belles

Today I welcome the Bluestocking Belles, here to share news of an exciting new writing initiative (in which you might meet a couple of my very own leading men and a nightmarish Dowager Viscountess!) and their charity drive!---oOo---Storytellers create fun out of chaos Have you ever wondered what would happen…

A Salon Guest: The King’s Palaces

It is an honour to welcome Laura Purcell to the salon today. Laura, author of the marvellous Queen of Bedlam, is here to share the tale of George III's palaces.---oOo---When we think of the British royal family, Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle immediately spring to mind. But it’s interesting to discover both…

Tuneful Tuesday: Niccolò Porpora

Niccolò Porpora (Niccolò Antonio Porpora; Naples, Italy, 17th August 1686 – Naples, Italy, 3rd March 1768)Composer Niccolò Porpora died on this day; to read the story of his remarkable life, click here; otherwise, enjoy a wonderful musical interlude courtesy of this most talented Italian gent!This is a very long extract…

 
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