Friday, February 17, 2012

Marlene to Charley: Wales

 
Wales
March 1866
Charley-We have been summoned to Wales to consult with Alexandra, Princess of Wales-the wife of Edward VII. I am quite excited about meeting her as she is very beautiful and stylish and many women want to emulate her. I have heard she enjoys dancing-so may want several ball gowns. She is also an excellent horsewoman and as a child in Denmark, the author Hans Christian Anderson used to come to the palace and read her stories. I was unable to speak with Lawrence Alma Tadema about the painting, but did overhear Msr. B talking with a man (rather unsavory character) and from the tone of his voice, he did not seem pleased. While in the studio in Paris, I had a brief opportunity to try the key with your name on it in several cupboards, but to no avail. I will keep trying. If I may ask, what kind of work did you do for Msr. B? Please keep thinking about what the key can be.  Marlene

16 comments:

  1. Wow. The postcard is beautiful and I so love the story. More Please

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  2. love the story..great postcard..

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  3. Intriguing... the postcard is very pretty too!

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  4. Marlene is sure having an adventure...love this drawing of Alexandra...very stylish and gorgeous. Aloha.

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  5. She's quite lovely, isn't she?

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  6. wow that is a stunning image, she is so regal, so beautiful and elegant. i love her dress.

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  7. She is just stunning! Love this card.

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  8. She is so lovely...and I love learning about the people of these countries. It's so interesting. xo

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  9. what a beautiful woman and thanks for the storyline.

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  10. Beautiful postcard. Always been a fan of Queen Alexandra - she had to put up with such a lot and always with great dignity and patience. Like your story.

    Janet xx

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  11. She is indeed very beautiful. Your story is so intriguing. Love it.
    Jen x

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  12. Beautiful image...and fabulous story, really enjoying the mystery :D XXX

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  13. Love the art and history. This is my favorite storyline so far!

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  14. Gorgeous postcard. That key could fit ANY lock in the world (truly a needle in an international haystack search!)

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