Saturday, 28 June 2014

The Salon's First Anniversary

Today marks the first anniversary of the opening of the salon doors; on this day in 2013, I began publishing my dispatches from the long 18th century and it has been a wild and rewarding calash dash, let me assure you. 


An Elegant Party In The Countryside by Pierre-Michel Lovinfosse (1771)
An Elegant Party In The Countryside by Pierre-Michel Lovinfosse (1771)

To celebrate the birthday of A Covent Garden Gilflurt's Guide to Life, today I present, in descending order, the five most popular posts since the blog began. I do hope you find something to enjoy!

Thank you to everyone who visits, comments, shares and posts here for your encouragement, enthusiasm and wonderful friendship, I raise my glass to you, one and all!


5.   Hannah Webster Foster, The Lady Behind The Coquette
The author of The Coquette, this remarkable woman's name didn't appear in her own novel until two decades after her death!

4.   The Abdication of Charles X
In 1830, a series of poor political decisions saw mobs on the streets of Paris and a king fleeing France, his authority in tatters.

3.   Mary Shelley: A Tale of More Than Monsters
The remarkable life of Mary Shelley, icon of the Romantic movement.

2.   Archibald Menzies: Doctor, Scientist, Adventurer
Erstwhile naval doctor, botanist and all-round intrepid gentleman, Menzies travelled the globe, ascended mountains and made his mark on the world of natural history.

1.   The Storming of the Bastille
The very name of the Bastille is legendary, an all-too solid symbol of monarchical rule dismantled brick by brick by the very citizens who had once lived beneath the long shadow of its walls.

15 comments:

Antoine Vanner said...

Congratulations Madame - your blog has been a daily delight! Long may it continue!

Gem Twitcher said...

Happy Anniversary,Madame!! Your not a year older in looks!:-)

Madame Gilflurt said...

Thank you, sir!

Madame Gilflurt said...

You're too kind!

Sheri Taylor said...

I just found your blog not long ago and have enjoyed reading your articles. I hope you have many more birthdays to keep us informed.

Madame Gilflurt said...

Merci!

Carol Cork said...

Happy Anniversary, Madame. Thank you for all the hours of fascinating reading!

Carol Cork said...
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Madame Gilflurt said...

And thank *you* for your wonderful support!

Louraine Millington said...

I adore your blog. Happy Anniversary. Keep the good stuff coming.

DL NELSON said...

Thank you for the pleasure you bring

Madame Gilflurt said...

And thank you for visiting and your kind words!

Madame Gilflurt said...

Thank you; it's a pleasure to read so many lovely comments!

Vivian Mittelstaedt said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! I enjoy this blog very much and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for bringing to life so many interesting facts and people of the past. Hoping you continue this endeavor for many more anniversaries.

Madame Gilflurt said...

Thank you! It means so much to hear from visitors to the site, it's such a pleasure to meet so many lovely people and share my passion for all things Georgian.