Stop the plane and order me a carriage.


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phone 179 My heroines, from the early nineteenth century, often endured the perils of  travel by land and sea. Today I want to reassure them, 200 years later, long journeys can be just as tedious.

Wedged in the middle seat of the  middle row of a 747 for upwards of twelve hours, my mind dwelt on the fact that bobbing along in a post chaise, or swinging in a hammock below decks, could not be much more agonizing then traveling economy on a long haul flight.

I used to enjoy airplanes. I could happily gaze from the window seat marveling at anything that appeared through a chink in the clouds. But one flight to Australia was a test of both mind and body.

It all starts go wrong at check in. I cannot secure a window seat, the flight is delayed  and when we finally get to board…

Gripe 1.  The trek through…

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I'm a writer, editor and publisher. I have gained extensive experience in critiquing and editing manuscripts over the last twelve years – including seven years as an independent publisher – and with a number of independent authors.
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