Extras: Just for Fun

Just for Fun

This is a bit of a catch-all category. You’ll find creative challenges (crossword, anyone?), as well as an Essex Sisters family tree, links to the music Edie was playing in Once Upon a Tower, explanations about how Julia Quinn’s characters crept into my books, and more.

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The Essex Sisters Family Tree

Interested in knowing how many children the Essex sisters had? Eloisa has this beautiful Essex Family Tree for you to see. Click to see a bigger version that can be printed if you’d like.

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Dirty Jobs, Georgian Style

For the release of When the Duke Returns, Eloisa asked her readers “What’s the Worst Job Imaginable in Georgian England?” Here are her most favorite responses: Shelly M. from MN: The Queen. A bad husband, no privacy, no respect, no freedom. Wendy K. from NC: I think the worst job would be a “Resurrection Men” […]

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Eloisa Shares her Inspirations for Edie’s Music

The key to Edie’s personality is her passion for music: for her, everything from her love for Gowan to her vision of life itself (remember the scene when she sees the swallows flying and tells Gowan they’re dancing to Mozart?) is filtered through the cello pieces she works on every day. For over a year, […]

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How Desperate Are You?

Ahead of the release of Desperate Duchesses, Eloisa offered an ARC (Advanced Readers Copy) to the reader who impressed her with their most wonderful answer to “How Desperate Are You?” contest. Here are the winning entries: The Grand Prize was, in fact, an ARC, and was awarded to: Ytta C. from MD: “Oh I’m desperate […]

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Dreaming Up Gabriel

In the month before The Taming of the Duke was published, Eloisa ran a contest on this website asking readers, who had first met Rafe in Much Ado About You, what they thought Rafe’s illegitimate half-brother would be like and why he was in Taming. Eloisa blithely thought it would be easy to pick a winner. Well…not […]

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