Friday, 13 July 2007

diary of a bluestocking

welcome, gentle reader, to this experiment and fledgling online journal or diary; a diary of a bluestocking, the musings of an anachronism caught quite unexpectedly in the 21st century.

but first etiquette demands some attempt at introduction ~

bluestocking; a somewhat pejorative term for literary or intellectual ladies, deriving from the Blue Stockings Society, an informal women's movement in England in the mid-18th century. a more formal association existed in paris, perhaps the inspiration for the english movement...

euphemia pubert niblock; my fabulous alter ego, an archetypal bluestocking, epitomises the spirit of the edwardian spinster. her daring exploits and fearless nature were the talk of the empire: in her day as celebrated as contemporaries gertrude bell and freya stark, her notorious rivalry with agatha christie was ultimately her downfall. rumours of her implication in the case of the writer's famous missing 11 days in 1926 persist to this day...


pray tarry awhile in these pages, revisit occasionally, add a comment or two, perhaps make her acquaintance on facebook. she will need all the friends she can muster to make sense of this peculiar new millennium...

1 comment:

Hurlstone said...

Dear BlueStocking,

Would you like to come to a bloggers meet-up on october 8th?

It is very informal, havana cultura (havana rum's cultural arm) would like to announce a twitter campaign to blogger.

Fun evening, drink, food, prize draw and so on...

Hope it is of interest.

Krista x