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My darling,

To quote our friend Miss Woodhouse, it is a good letter, much better than I would have expected.  The manner is gentlemanly and confident but not arrogant, indeed I think I may call it sweet.  But, my dear, you’ve left out some rather crucial details!  To whom was it written, and who wrote it to begin with?  Or is it a mystery that you have just stumbled upon?  Of course I hope to hear it from an admirer of yours, therefore write again and more explicitly as to the particulars behind it. 

Also, I still have your birthday gift sitting on my desk as we speak, can I at all prevail upon you to call on me today (my business will not let me leave my writing table I’m afraid)?  If not, I will wait upon you at your convenience tomorrow at any of the cafes or tea shops in town.

Yours conspiratorially,
Miss Kirk

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“Only the deepest love will persuade me into matrimony.”

My Darling Miss Kirk,

As covered during our browsing of the sparkly goods on High Street, I am not as yet engaged to enter into the bond of matrimonial bliss.  I am, however, positive that I have been persuaded by my feelings for young master Tilney that such an engagement will follow shortly. 

After we parted ways last night, I was visiting with the man himself and prodded (as much as I dared) into his plans and expectations for the matter.  Suffice it to say that I am fairly sure he planning some grandios event for the fourteenth of February–the day of all things romantic (*gags*).  He knows of my distaste for the holiday and of the mostly unpleasant memories I associate it and wishes to change that.  Thus I am resigned.  After all, I am hopelessly in love.

Enough on my current situation.  Have you made any noticeable progress with Mr. Rivenhall?  Or must we call upon our good friend Boris to, er, persuade him into action?  All it would take is a word from you.  Remember, Boris owes you. 🙂

This is a first for us both, my dear.  We shall perservere.  We shall conquer.  And we WILL get out boys on their knees before long!

Affectionately yours,

Miss Pevensie

“I cannot fix on the hour, or the look, or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.”

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“Tell me once and for all, are you engaged to him?!”

Sorry, my dear, I could not resist.  When you and I go shopping on the High Street today, we’ll do our best to help you resolve your indecision as to color and cut, among other aesthetic conundrums.  I shall call for you near Victoria’s this evening.  Adieu,

Yours conspiratorially,
Miss Kirk

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My dear friends,

It seems inconceivable that such intelligent ladies as we have yet to set up a salon for the “mending of fashion and spoiling of reputations,” as Congreve put it!  In the spirit of rectification, I’ve taken the first brave step.  I shall try and find a way of making this more accessible to you, but in the meantime, if you find any subject on which you simply must write, be it gossip, fashion, politics, philosophy, art, travel, books, food, or whatever your pretty hearts desire, simply type it up and send it to me (I suppose we may use that awful gossip paper Facebook.  Really, was there ever a more impertinent creation, it puts the Tattler to shame!) and I shall make sure it gets released upon the world.

Miss Kirk invites you into the Salon.

Miss Kirk invites you into the Salon.

For my first letter I promise to be very philosophical, but I also promise to soon sink from high-mindedness into frolic.  Do write back, my dears, I should so hate to be left in the lurch.  I know one of us who might find it a useful way of keeping us abreast of her adventures in China and letting us know what she really thinks of her companionswithout risking discovery from them.  Another of us has the most entertaining treats to tell us about her many lovers.  Come come, ladies, do share!  And I am sure that our mutual acquaintances will provide endless amusement (such as when will our friend the clergyman take his orders, or will he finally be taken off into military service so that we made be rid of him, or will Miss Robbins find something new to complain about besides her situation to a water closet?) so please don’t hesitate to send us any information you have of them.

Yours conspiratorially,
Miss Kirk

PS – other ladies of style are encouraged to contribute as well!  Invite whomever you will, come one come all.  Send in your letters to lettersofalady@hotmail.com, with Miss Kirk’s compliments.

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