Firstly, apologies to anyone reading this for a holiday report, but given that Kate will be posting her version of events at the Garden, I’m going to avoid that as subject matter for now. Given there will be some who cant read it there, and certainly wont be reading my personal version elsewhere, I will do something after its all over, so that you can at least find out in time.
But for now, either join the Garden, and read a far better version from Kate, or you need to be patient.
Ah, the thread title. Yes, as some know, if their blog reading goes back far enough, know I bought a book with me, “The Chaperone”, by Laura Moriarty, with a pic of Louise Brooks on the cover, but before you jump too far, look at the title of this thread.
Yes, Brooksy is in the story, but main player she definitely isnt. No, the fictional star of this is Cora Carlisle, the eponymous chaperone, and a purely fictional character. Louise, well its a fascinating mix of fact and fiction, thats for sure. Certainly her style fits in with what we know, some of the events definitely happened, but others…?
And please, dont think this is dull stuff, it covers subject matter controversial today, let alone in the 1920’s, and before. Homosexuality, paedophilia, illicit affairs, all occur here. Oh, and orphans taken out of the big city, to start new lives, that if it happened today, people would have kittens about it!
No, I cant discuss how it ends, I havent got that far yet, but seriously, you should consider reading it yourself, if you havent already. It is a book that has Louise Brooks in it, and some have probably thought, if you arent a fan, no need to read, not true. She is in it, but there is far more than that to it.
Oh, and its a good story too!
The video, a slightly left field look at events in the book, and lets leave it at that.