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Susan Jaques

Susan Jaques

Author Interview - Susan Jaques

Author I draw inspiration from: Catherine Merridale (Red Fortress: History and Illusion in the Kremlin) 

 Author Interview with Susan Jaques | author she draws inspiration from

Author Interview with Susan Jaques | author she draws inspiration from

Favorite place to read a book: by a fire, with my dog Remy

Book character I’d like to be stuck in an elevator with: Ross Poldark (dashing plus he'd figure out a way to escape) 

 Author Interview with Susan Jaques | book character she'd want to be stuck in an elevator with

Author Interview with Susan Jaques | book character she'd want to be stuck in an elevator with

The moment I knew I wanted to become an author: have always been writing

Hardback, paperback, ebook or audiobook: i prefer hardback and paperback; ebooks when traveling

The last book I read: Francis I: The Maker of Modern France by Leonie Frieda

 Author Interview with Susan Jaques | the last book she read

Author Interview with Susan Jaques | the last book she read

Pen & paper or computer: computer

Book character I think I’d be best friends with: Harriet M. Welsch (Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh)

 Author Interview with Susan Jaques | book character she'd be best friends with

Author Interview with Susan Jaques | book character she'd be best friends with

If I wasn’t an author, I’d be a: museum curator

Favorite decade in fashion history: 1780-1790 (portraits by Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun) 

Place I’d most like to travel: Patagonia

Favorite artists: Rembrandt & Vincent van Gogh

Number one on my bucket list: seeing Hamilton 

 Author Interview with Susan Jaques - "Empress Catherine before the Mirror" by Vigilius Erikson

Author Interview with Susan Jaques - "Empress Catherine before the Mirror" by Vigilius Erikson

 Author Interview with Susan Jaques - Portrait of Empress Catherine's granddaughters by Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun

Author Interview with Susan Jaques - Portrait of Empress Catherine's granddaughters by Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun

Note from the author: Catherine did not like the informality of the double portrait and made Vigee redo it!  In regards to fashion, she designed her own military dresses after the uniforms of the various Russian regiments, combining European and Russian styles. 

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