A Moment of Geek

We interrupt this blog for an important moment of Geek.

‘We Brought Succour to Belgium’, novelist May Sinclair’s brief memoir of 23 September – 25 October 13, 1914, when she was a nurse at Ostend and Antwerp. The coolest part? She mentions seeing a Taube. I cannot adequately convey how absolutely thrilling that is to me. Even more thrilling than if she’d seen a zeppelin. I haven’t found much at all about Taubes yet.

More on Sinclair; the article quotes letters she wrote to poets Charlotte Mew and Ezra Pound.

I don’t have a book on the Taube, but I recently got London 1914-17: The Zeppelin Menace. You have to read the title aloud in a profound voice: The Zeppelin Menace!!!

Did I mention I’m a geek?

About Victoria Janssen

Victoria Janssen’s first erotic novel, The Duchess, Her Maid, The Groom and Their Lover (Harlequin Spice, December 2008), was translated into French and German. Her second Spice novel, The Moonlight Mistress (December 2009), was translated into Italian and nominated for a RT Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award. Her third novel is The Duke & The Pirate Queen (December 2010). She has also published erotic short stories as Elspeth Potter. Her blog features professional writing and marketing tips, genre discussion, book reviews, and occasional author interviews.
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