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Encore, merci!

foudebassan and french_hobbit, I got mail from both of you on Saturday. Thanks so much!

Fou, the novel looks terrific, and it's by an author who's new to me, which is always a treat. The first mystery to be solved, though, is the author's name; she can't possibly have been christened "Fred", can she? Perhaps it's short for Frederica (as in von Stade)? The second mystery will be much more easily solved. What's the first letter of the first word of your new town? Is it a "W"? An "N"? I tried to guess while I was nibbling on that very nice chocolate 5p piece, but I couldn't make up my mind.

Rosie, you didn't say whether you'd received the little package I sent you (you should have gotten it before the card). Jem's parcel seems to have gone astray; I hope the same thing didn't happen to yours. *thinks dark thoughts about the efficiency of La Poste in Lyon*


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Jan. 5th, 2009 10:11 pm (UTC)
Oh Karen, I did get both your package and your card! Thank you very much, and I hope 2009 brings you everything you might desire! (But be careful what you wish for ;) )
Jan. 6th, 2009 12:55 am (UTC)
Happy belated birthday! So far Lyon seems to be the only problem area....
Jan. 5th, 2009 10:19 pm (UTC)
As far as I know, Fred's her real name (short for Frédérique), but Vargas is a pseudonym - both she and one of her brothers have a name that counts in historian circles (she's a medievalist, he's a WW1 expert) and she probably didn't want to mix genres. The bit about being historians did leak through though! (I never knew you were one too! are you planning to write something on French political life in the late 1990s???)

It's a W, sorry for the crappy handwriting :/
Jan. 6th, 2009 12:54 am (UTC)
*coughs* At the moment it would probably be set a few years later, and there might be vampires.... (Ask Tavi.)
Jan. 5th, 2009 11:15 pm (UTC)
Still no trace of any package... I did get your card, though, so you know, there's still hope! :-)
Jan. 6th, 2009 12:57 am (UTC)
It's not even a box this time; just a small, soft, flat package with something green inside.
Jan. 6th, 2009 06:31 pm (UTC)
:-( Still nothing. And yours isn't the only thing that hasn't made it to my mailbox yet. I'm rather worried because while I always expect one mishap, I am missing 3 packages and 3 cards, so that's 6 things that should have gotten to me and seem to have disappeared. That's kind of way too many. *sigh*
Jan. 7th, 2009 06:40 pm (UTC)
If I can find my post office receipt with the tracking number of the package, maybe I can at least make sure it reached France safely. It should have; I sent an identical package to someone in Scotland the same day I posted yours, and hers was delivered well before Christmas.
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