by far THE BEST Horrible Histories sketch ever: Georgian wigs!
Sabriel by Margot Wood
In the early 1990s, Garth Nix went to a flea market in Sydney, Australia and looked through a box of old, early 1900s photographs that were being sold for a dollar a piece. As he flipped through the photos he came across a photograph of a young woman in a military style coat wearing a belt made out of bells and holding a sword. He studied the photo, wondering who this mysterious woman was. He purchased the photo, took it home and promptly wrote the draft for his young adult high-fantasy novel, Sabriel.
THIS DID NOT ACTUALLY HAPPEN. But what if it did? And that, my beautiful friends, is the idea behind this fauxto.
I wanted to do something different for my Young Adults fauxto series. I’ve recently been doing character portraits and knew I wanted to do one for Sabriel, but to give it a twist, I wanted to take a fauxto of a real person that would serve as the inspiration for the fictional character. Does that make any sense?
Basically, in my imagination, Garth Nix based Sabriel off a real person and I wanted to explore what that woman would look like and voila, you have the image before you.
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aaaahhhhh love it!!
1. Dracula (1931)
2. Frankenstein (1931)
3. The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
4. The Mummy (1932)
5. The Invisible Man (1933)
6. The Wolf Man (1941)
7. Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
8. London After Midnight (1927)
9. House of Usher (1960)
10. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
The order is not chronological or alphabetical. Truly irrelevant when you have to deal with masterpieces.