Hullo from New York where Mélanie and I are spending a few days meeting with the team at NYLA, doing research at the Met Museum, and seeing friends. Less than four weeks until the release of Gilded Deceit. Here are the answers to last week’s “guess the quote” – no definite spoilers. But do feel free to speculate on the circumstances!



“I don’t think I’ve ever claimed not to believe in love.” – Raoul

“You’ve also never admitted to feeling it, so far as I can remember.” – Frances


“But I’ve always believed in change, haven’t I?” – Raoul



“Dear God in heaven, I could murder him.” – Frances

“Please don’t. I’ve grown quite attached to him.” – Malcolm



“I’m not particularly worried about Britain. Britain can take care of itself.” – Frances



“Some of my past was cover for my work.” – Archie

“But not all of it.” – Harry

“No, not all.” – Archie



“Call it professional courtesy. I hate to see Carfax manipulate anyone. Least of all, those I’m fond of.” – Julien St. Juste



. “If you’re going to say you thought they were too old to indulge in such activities, you will seriously insult at least one person at table.” – Raoul to Malcolm



“I thought you’d be on my side.” – Malcolm

“If you imagine I’m fool enough to choose sides—” – Raoul