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 and Tales from the 18th Century Old Bailey 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

Fact or Fiction for History Writing

I'm delighted to welcome Rose Fairbanks to the salon to pose a question...  Do you prefer reading fictionalized accounts of famous people and events or do you enjoy the creative license authors may take with historical settings? ---oOo---It is a truth universally acknowledged that many women, especially those with an ardent love for…

Bathing in the Age of Extravagance (Make Your Own 17th Century Washball)

There's a fragrant waft in the salon today, as Jessica Cale stops by with a recipe for 17th century wash balls!---oOo---There is an unfortunate misconception that people in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries did not bathe. While it is true that full immersion was less common than it is today,…

City of Smugglers

I am delighted to welcome Alicia Quigley back to the salon to chat about the City of Smugglers and share an extract from her latest release!---oOo---“La cite de Smoglers”I’ve been doing a lot of reading about Regency smuggling in the last couple years as I worked on The Contraband Courtship…

 
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