Pink Carnation: the Facebook Feed Version

Courtesy of the incredibly clever Cho (who was inspired by Austenbook), we have The Secret History of the Pink Carnation— told via Facebook feed.

Warnings: For those who haven’t read the book yet, major spoilers below! For those who have read the book, be aware: you will make loud chortling noises.

You can see Cho’s aesthetically pleasing version with the faces and hearts and colors and Facebook headers by clicking on the pictures below (two clicks blows it up to a much larger size). In case that doesn’t work, I’ve copied the text below. You can find the pretty version posted on my Facebook author page as well. Nicely meta, Facebook on Facebook, no?

Eloise Kelly is on The Tube, and it has broken down. Again.

Arabella Selwick-Alderly is letting Eloise Kelly look at some Very Important Documents.

Amy Balcourt likes The Scarlet Pimpernel.

Amy Balcourt joined the group The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel.

Percy Blakeney is retired.

Amy Balcourt left the group The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel.

Amy Balcourt likes The Purple Gentian.

Richard Selwick is not having a very good day 🙁

Gwendolyn Meadows joined the group Chaperones.

Richard Selwick wonders why the young lady in yellow wants lemonade so very badly.

Gwendolyn Meadows poked Richard Selwick.

Richard Selwick is not happy about sharing the packet to Calais.

Amy Balcourt is conversing with Richard Selwick.

Amy Balcourt wants a dislike button.

Colin Selwick does not want Americans going through the family papers.

Gwendolyn Meadows is going to write a gothic novel.

Amy Balcourt found a wounded man!!

Gaston Delaroche tagged Richard Selwick in his note Suspects.

Gwendolyn Meadows poked Napoleon Bonaparte.

Amy Balcourt and Jane Wooliston are eavesdropping.

Amy Balcourt is being kissed by THE PURPLE GENTIAN!

Eloise Kelly is having cocoa with Colin Selwick.

Amy Balcourt is reading secret plans.

Amy Balcourt is in an open relationship with Georges Marston.

Amy Balcourt is single.

Richard Selwick poked Georges Marston.

Amy Balcourt told the Purple Gentian about the Swiss gold.

Amy Balcourt is quite fond of boat rides on the Seine.

Eloise Kelly joined the group Suffering LIPID (Last Idiot Person I Dated) Syndrome.

Eloise Kelly is attending Cocktail Party.

Gaston Delaroche is waiting for Selwick to make a mistake. Just one mistake…

Richard Selwick is wooing Amy Balcourt.

Amy Balcourt just figured everything out and is going to KILL Richard Selwick.

Amy Balcourt, Jane Wooliston, and Gwendolyn Meadows joined the group The League of the Pink Carnation.

Eloise Kelly is furious at Colin Selwick for not telling her that the Pink Carnation was female. >:(

Serena Selwick feels really sick. :/

Richard Selwick wants his house back (that means YOU, mother)!

Miles Dorrington wants to know why Richard’s butler hates him.

Amy Balcourt and Henrietta Selwick are now friends.

Richard Selwick is jealous of his own bloody self.

Richard Selwick is climbing in Delaroche’s wind-wait a minute! What is Amy doing here?!

Amy Balcourt accidentally told Richard that she knows about his secret identity O_o

Richard Selwick is trying to explain.

Gaston Delaroche has a prisoner! FINALLY.

Geoffrey Pinchingdale-Snipe does a smashing Fouché impression.

Honoria Selwick is leading a rescue mission!

Gaston Delaroche is taking Richard Selwick to the Extra-Special Interrogation Chamber.

Amy Balcourt saw a raaaaaaaat! Ooooh, oooh, a raaaat! Save me!

Honoria Selwick poked Gaston Delaroche.

Amy Balcourt and Richard Selwick are now engaged.

Henrietta Selwick thinks Richard is going to kiss Amy!!

Richard Selwick is seriously contemplating familicide.

Amy Balcourt and Richard Selwick are now married.

Richard Selwick I love you, Amy Selwick!

Arabella Selwick-Alderly is manipulating Colin Selwick.

Eloise Kelly is going to Selwick Hall 😀 😀 😀

Henrietta Selwick ’s story still needs to be told!


  1. amanda b. on October 6, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    fabulous!!! i <3 it!!!!

  2. Chanpreet Singh on October 6, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    Love them! 🙂

  3. Sara G. on October 6, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    Made ma chortle! 😀
    Love it! 🙂

  4. Sara G. on October 6, 2010 at 4:20 pm


  5. Rebecca W. on October 6, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    It’s like the FB poke was practically invented for Miss Gwen!

    Love this! 🙂

  6. Carole on October 6, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Awwwwww! That was adorably cute and funny.

  7. Pam on October 6, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    Hilarious! I agree with the poking comment, that was perfect.

  8. Dayana on October 6, 2010 at 7:23 pm


  9. Anne K on October 6, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    hahaha! This was great. I was having a stressful evening and this was the perfect antidote. Thanks Cho and Lauren! I can’t wait for Hen’s story (still my favorite).

  10. Suzanne on October 6, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    This is absolutely brilliant- Bravo Cho!

  11. Georgie on October 6, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    Absolutely smashing!

  12. Liz on October 7, 2010 at 9:06 am

    So funny! Cho, I hope you plan to do all of the books 🙂

  13. Lauren Willig - News on October 7, 2010 at 10:02 am

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  14. Sheila on October 7, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Delightful ! Thanks so much, Cho.

  15. Kristen S. on October 7, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    LOVE =D

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