Carys, have you ever read the Drina ballerina series by Jean Estoril when you were younger? The protagonist Drina's mother was a world famous ballerina who died when she was a mere babe and she's also called Giselle. I've always thought it to be a very beautiful name.
I would probably faint dead away if anyone used my name in a book.
I haven't read the Drina series, is it good?
And, Estella...would you be dropping dead with horror, or the thrill of seeing your name in print?
I actually took the first name of someone we both know and used it for the name of my heroine in what some have called a cyberpunk short story.
Since she also reads here, I won't say who it is unless she prods me herself. lol.poeza
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I like it. Some of the books take her from London to exotic places like Switzerland, Italy, Madeira, Paris, New York etc. But the final (11th) book which was written much later is very hard to find unless you're prepared to pay over 30 GBP on eBay for it, which sadly I can't afford.
What does $30 gbp run in USD? Somewhere around $60. Too much for one book--for me anyway.
But then, I'm cheap and easy.
(Sex-cerpt coming soon!)