Exquisite Hours
1. What Place For Our Repose Assigned? - I

1. What Place For Our Repose Assigned? - I

March 15, 2020

The opening chapter of Exquisite Hours—in which Anaïs Spencer must deflect the romantic entreaties of an overly affectionate Englishman in Hong Kong airport...

2. What Place For Our Repose Assigned? - II
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2. What Place For Our Repose Assigned? - II

March 17, 2020

In which Anaïs arrives in New York to find the apartment that she thought she would have to herself is, most lamentably, still somewhat occupied...

3. What Place For Our Repose Assigned? - III
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3. What Place For Our Repose Assigned? - III

March 17, 2020

In which our heroine seeks a luxurious bed to sleep in, but may once again have to resort to her last line of defense: the rufie...

4. What Place For Our Repose Assigned? - IV
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4. What Place For Our Repose Assigned? - IV

March 19, 2020

In which our heroine is flown to Missouri, there to fire machine guns and discuss the apocalypse—and be offered the chance to repopulate the world...

5. What Place For Our Repose Assigned? - V
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5. What Place For Our Repose Assigned? - V

March 19, 2020

In which our heroine is most alarmed to find herself being flown to Bangladesh, there to exist in—and perhaps work from—a suite in a less-than-virtuous resort.

6. To Pursue Thy Better Fate - I
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6. To Pursue Thy Better Fate - I

March 19, 2020

In which Anaïs discovers that her ability to lie could be of professional use—if only her prospective employers would stop confessing their love for her...

7. To Pursue Thy Better Fate - II
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7. To Pursue Thy Better Fate - II

March 19, 2020

In which our heroine finagles a flight to Bangkok, is there kidnapped by Chinese people smugglers, and is almost enslaved on a Thai fishing boat...

8. To Pursue Thy Better Fate - III
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8. To Pursue Thy Better Fate - III

March 19, 2020

In which your heroine tries working gainfully as a liar, and briefly considers returning home to do so—but disagrees with Johnny Goodenough over the moral implications of ending her wanderings...

9. Et In Arcadia Sunt - I
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9. Et In Arcadia Sunt - I

March 19, 2020

In which our heroine at last arrives in Venice—only to find that, even in paradise, the hapless men whom she's been fleeing can track her down to confess their eternal love...

10. Et In Arcadia Sunt - II
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10. Et In Arcadia Sunt - II

March 19, 2020

In which Anaïs discovers she's not the only woman living in her Venetian palazzo, and—amid all the tumults of being chased—chances upon a young man who gives very far-fetched tours of Venice...

11. Et In Arcadia Sunt - III
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11. Et In Arcadia Sunt - III

March 19, 2020

In which Anaïs Spencer meets Octavian Hughe, her false-speaking match—and over a long Venetian dinner relays to him the story of her reluctantly amorous travels...

 

 

12. Dare Not to Such Thoughts Aspire - I
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12. Dare Not to Such Thoughts Aspire - I

March 19, 2020

In which our heroine pays for her first meal in 7 years before being walked through the Piazza San Marco at midnight—and there wonders what is happening to her longstanding desire for independence and solitude...

13. Dare Not to Such Thoughts Aspire - II
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13. Dare Not to Such Thoughts Aspire - II

March 19, 2020

In which Anaïs falls in love in Venice...

14. Dare Not to Such Thoughts Aspire - III
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14. Dare Not to Such Thoughts Aspire - III

March 19, 2020

In which the deceitful chaos of her wanderings tries to spoil Anaïs' Venetian love affair, and she and Octavian confess their feelings towards one another—and admit their desire to found a home together...

15. That Happy Shore - I
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15. That Happy Shore - I

March 19, 2020

In which our heroine flies to London.

16. That Happy Shore - II
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16. That Happy Shore - II

March 19, 2020

In which Anaïs Spencer and Octavian Hughe found a home.

17. That Happy Shore - III
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17. That Happy Shore - III

March 19, 2020

In which our heroine and our hero begin to settle into their new lives... 

18. That Happy Shore - IV
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18. That Happy Shore - IV

March 19, 2020

In which Anaïs meets the neighbours, tries to bake, and takes up jogging—and Octavian finishes his novel and meets a literary agent...

19. To Return, and View the Cheerful Skies - I
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19. To Return, and View the Cheerful Skies - I

March 19, 2020

In which Octavian attempts to attract the publicity that will enable his novel to be published—by getting banned from France.

20. To Return, and View the Cheerful Skies - II
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20. To Return, and View the Cheerful Skies - II

March 19, 2020

In which Anaïs Spencer attends the polo and begins somewhat to bicker with Octavian, and to perhaps dislike their new home...

21. To Return, and View the Cheerful Skies - III
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21. To Return, and View the Cheerful Skies - III

March 19, 2020

In which our heroine receives some startling news and, despite Octavian's new success, laments decisively that she does at all like London, or her new life...

22. Hesperia Named of Old
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22. Hesperia Named of Old

March 19, 2020

In which Anaïs Spencer returns to her wanderings, competing with Octavian over who can lie their way into nicer accommodation as they travel the world on a motorbike...

Outtakes & Bloopers
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Outtakes & Bloopers

March 19, 2020

In which Joshua Humphreys spends half an hour unable to speak, concentrate, or stop himself from singing...

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