In Marrying Well for Fun & Profit: Persuasion’s Sir Walter Elliot Advises the Upwardly Mobile Miss, Laura Hile channels Jane Austen’s high society expert. Today, I’m delighted to welcome the man himself to Diary of an Eccentric. Please give a warm welcome to Sir Walter Elliot:
My Dear Vulgarian Reader,
After 200 years of silence, I, Sir Walter Elliot, have written a book, Marrying Well for Fun & Profit.
Its publication represents a triumph. You see, Jane Austen misquoted me frightfully in Persuasion. Now I am able to speak for myself.
Marrying Well is a treasure trove of practical tips and social sagacity. It is designed to be read for inspiration, say, alongside your morning coffee or tea. And you need advice, dear reader, because marrying above one’s station is not as easy as it appears.
Are you thinking that I, a baronet, have had to take a job? Heavens, no. Writing is not an occupation, nor is it a hobby. It’s charity work.
That is just what it is. I simply had to do something. I mean, really. People in your day are wearing pajama pants to do their shopping.
I understand being eager to purchase new clothes. But if you intend to buy ready-made garments—a thing I have never done—then you ought to use the dressing room. Instead of, say, arriving at the store half-undressed to save time.
It is the same with marrying well. You need to use your wits to ensnare the right husband, rather than your body. Keep your feminine assets attractively covered and ensnare him with attitude and charm. Allow me to show you the way. Here is the buy link for Marrying Well for Fun & Profit: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MZ9TC45. I’ve priced it so that it is affordable for anyone, even you. The right men are out there—if you know where to look and how, shall we say, to bait the hook.
Cordially yours in the upward climb,
Sir Walter Elliot
About Marrying Well for Fun & Profit
Was there ever a snob like Sir Walter?
He fairly leaps from the pages of Jane Austen’s Persuasion.
With one eye on the looking glass and the other the Baronetage, Sir Walter is Regency England’s high society expert.
Who better to give advice to the modern young woman wishing to improve her worth through marriage?
Because marrying into wealth and privilege–thus improving the family gene pool–is not as easy as it appears.
And so Sir Walter Elliot has consented to share advice with the less fortunate.
That would be us.
Come and sit at the feet of the one who was Born to be Seen.
If you’re interested in Sir Walter’s helpful advice, you’re in luck! Laura Hile is generously offering 2 ebook copies of Marrying Well for Fun & Profit. To enter, please leave a comment with your email address about what interests you most about Sir Walter and his expertise in navigating modern society. The giveaway will close on Sunday, January 29, 2017. The winners will be chosen randomly and announced in the comments section of this post. Good luck!
Thanks to both Sir Walter and Laura Hile for being my guests today!