That sort of counts as a teaser, doesn’t it?
Thanks so much to everyone who suggested flowers for the title of Pink IX. It was a tough one. We’d already used roses; lilies weren’t quite right… and so on. The action of Pink IX takes place largely at Josephine’s country house, Malmaison, with its famous gardens. How to pick just one flower from all that?
So we cut the Gordian knot by going with just that: garden.
The title of Pink IX is… The Garden Intrigue.
Just for fun, here’s a picture of Josephine’s garden at Malmaison. Can’t you picture Emma there?