Friday, July 4, 2008

Where in London is Regina Scott?

Oh, I only wish I really was in London. I'm actually off visiting family with limited e-mail capabilities, so Marissa is posting this for me. But we have a new contest for you. Yes, you can win an autographed copy of La Petite Four, just in time for its original release date of July 3 (before it was moved up, you know).

All you have to do is guess where I am in this picture. Specifically, what was that building behind me in the nineteenth century, that it got my wonderful critique partner Kristin and me so excited we shot the place three times with her camera and twice with mine? I'm looking for the name of the place, not the actual address. If a number of you guess correctly, your names will go in the Regency hat box on my desk and the winner's name will be drawn at random.

And if you discover the name of the building somewhere online, please don't tell others where you learned the information. Let them have the fun of winkling it out. (Yes, winkle. I watched the Emma Thompson version of Sense and Sensibility again last weekend. What a lovely word, winkle, meaning to coerce information out of another person, usually by gentle means. Though I don't think I'd like someone to try to winkle out all my secrets, mind you!)

Winkle away, my dears. I'll check back the week of the 7th and see who won.


Gillian Layne said...

My guess is White's.

Hope you're having a nice holiday!:)

paperxxflowers said...

I have no earthly idea. Honestly.

Tia Nevitt said...

I've watched that version of Sense and Sensibility many times, including just a few weeks ago. Love it.

Anonymous said...

White's? "The infamous gentleman's club?"
P.S. I love Sense and Sensibility too!

Cara King said...

Weird thing -- if you show me a pic of White's and a pic of Brooks's, there is a very good chance that I would mix them up.

That said, "White's" was the name that first popped into me hollow old head, so that's what I would guess, too. :-) (But if the contest is still going on, don't enter me -- I've got the [GORGEOUS] book already!)

Isn't St James's Street the Most Fun Ever for a Regency fan???

And add me to the list of fans of the Ang Lee/Emma Thompson Sense & Sensibility! I first saw it in a cinema on Kensington High Street, and it was worth it even though it went so late the Underground had stopped running and Todd and I had to take a night bus back to our flat! (Night bus = super full -- and full of drunks. Not any pleasanter than Rowling's version.)

(who certainly knows how to ramble on!)

Regina Scott said...

Just popping in for a hint: it's not White's, although I thought it might be at the time and that's why we took so many pictures of it! However, it is a gentlemen's club on St. James's.

And truly, though Willoughby was a cutie, who could ever pass up Alan Rickman as Colonel Brandon!

Gillian Layne said...

Got it. Good heavens, what a search! It was fun, actually. I found all sorts of research goodies along the way :)

It's Boodle's.

June said...

I agree--It's Boodle's

Cara King said...

Okay, I think that means that I mix up White's, Brooks's, AND Boodle's! :-)