Sunday, March 04, 2018

Blog Tour: Cake and Courtship by Mark Brownlow - with giveaway!

 I am thrilled today to be part of the blog tour for Mark Brownlow's release, Cake and Courtship. 

"When John Barton falls in love with the elusive Anne Hayter, there is only one man he can turn to for advice. Unfortunately, that man is Mr Bennet of Longbourn, a world-weary gentleman with five daughters pursuing their own marital ambitions.



To help John, Mr Bennet must emerge from his beloved library and face the challenges of the tearoom and dance floor one more time. In doing so, he finds his own romantic past catching up with him.
In this Pride and Prejudice variation, Mark Brownlow takes you on an Austenesque journey full of wry humour and Regency romance (with a few slices of sponge cake)."

It's great to be here at Laughing with Lizzie. I got my start in the Austenesque world coming up with the emails of Elizabeth Bennet, so it seemed like a good idea to commemorate the blog tour for Cake and Courtship with Mr Bennet's! Here you go...





Mark Brownlow is a British-born writer living in Vienna, Austria. His debut novel, Cake and Courtship, is a Regency romance narrated by Pride and Prejudice’s Mr Bennet. He has also written a novella, The Lovesick Maid: a cozy mystery set in Jane Austen’s fictional village of Hunsford. You can find Mark at LostOpinions.com, where he is known for his reimagining of classic literature as emails. When not writing or teaching, he watches costume drama and football (though not at the same time).

Mark’s website
Mark’s author page at Goodreads
Mark’s author page at Amazon.co.uk
Mark’s author page at Amazon.com
Mark on Twitter
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***GIVEAWAY - ends March 15th***



Today’s international giveaway is to win either a paperback copy of Cake and Courtship, or some yummy Viennese chocolates - the winners choice!


All you need to do to win is to comment on this blog post telling me which email is your favourite. 
Please include your email so I can contact you easily if you are they lucky winner. The winner will be chosen at random.



My thanks again goes to Mark for this brilliant inbox! I wish Mark all the best with this release as well as any stories in the future!









24 comments:

  1. I loved getting to take a peek at Mr. Bennet's inbox. Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway. jadseah4 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  2. Photographs of poverty stricken spinsters is my favourite email.
    meikleblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. Hilarious! I laughed at the many invoices for nerve tonic for Mrs. Bennet from Dr. Jones. They were all fun and fitting! The ones Mr. Bennet chose not to open were exactly what I would expect. Thanks for sharing and giving me a laugh this morning. You have my email! :)

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  4. "Re: Found these "Improve your singing" videos" from Mary Bennet is pretty funny. I wonder what her response was! Honestly, they were all amusing. Mailrobin(at)sbcglobal(dot)com

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  5. My emails patkf2007@hotmail.com

    So hard to choose! The photos of poverty stricken spinster from Mrs Bennet is funny. Also some thoughts on glazing with photos and I thought I might visit again by Mr Collins is funny to o!

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  6. BRIGHTEN IS FUN - SEND MONEY from Lydia Bennet. HAH!

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  7. Nerve tonic invoices, of course!! Sharon Legg slegg43@gmail.com

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  8. Fitzwilliam Darcy email about Lizzy is my favorite.

    Pattyedmisson@gmail.com

    Congratulations on the new book.

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  9. I'd seen Mark's spoof email inboxes floating around on social media some time ago and always loved spotting a new one. With this one from Mr. Bennet, and speaking as a modern-day apothecary, I have to say it was the multiple invoices from Mr. Jones, especially the one about the possibility of a bulk discount, that caught my eye first and gave me a good chuckle. Thanks for sharing, Mark.

    angmardee(at) hitmail (dot) com

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    1. Oops! That's hotmail not hitmail, of course.

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  10. Oooh so we may get to see a little snippet of how Mr Bennet wooed Mrs Bennet? Or maybe wooed a few other ladies before her? That will be awesome :)

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  11. All fantastic, but my favourite is definitely 'no new results for Lydia Bennet'

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  12. My favorite thing was what emails were read/starred vs unread but the email heading that made me lol was the "Background Report on Bingley, Charles" at the very bottom
    curtangel at gmail.com

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  13. Possibility of bulk discount?

    I lol'ed.

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  14. I love all of them!! Can narrow it down to Mr Collins with his thoughts on glazing and fireplaces but I spy those ones haven't been opened yet!! Look forward to reading the book!

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  15. My favorite is probably "Brighton is fun - send money" by Lydia, because I feel it's exactly the tupe of emails she would write. The fact that the email is still unread adds something to it.
    Btw, I feel like Mrs Bennet would be the type of person to forward spam and chain mail :)
    Mail : minabenzemrane(at)mail(dot)com

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  16. I like the invoices for nerve tonic for Mrs. Bennet!

    jsmith[delete brackets]3may[delete brackets]2011

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    yahoo[dot]com

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  17. Laughed out loud at: Found these improve your singing videos. Mary sure needs all the help she can get!

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    1. Forgot my email addy it’s : devapajo at gmail . com

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  18. I think I've read Mr Darcy and Elizabeth's email when someone posted it on Facebook but that would be some time ago. I didn't know he has written several from other Jane Austen's characters and others as well. Would check them out later. I would say that Darcy's emails are my favourite.

    evangelineace2020(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  19. I have seen on facebook some images with your "emails" but I have never read them entirely, how can I found them?

    Thank you for the giveaway, my email is LorenDushku@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Loren. They're all here: http://www.lostopinions.com/austen/email/

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  21. Oh, thank you! I see Harry Potter too!!! You're the best!

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