This is Miss Plummer from Consuela, an elderly lady who just might bear a resemblance to Mr. Pickwick. She’s part of the EC, a small minority that many people think is useless. They are mostly interested in classics and artistic pursuits and in a culture people feel is irrelevant. The EC do have one card though—they are the only people who can really read. Since the building of a new society is still in progress, a new written language hasn’t been created for the words people speak on the street. As was the case at times in the past. People still used the old language, Latin, for writing and most people couldn’t even read it.
This part about being able to read will come in handy in the third book in the series, but it’s not a big part of Miss Plummer’s life and she often feels self-conscious. The EC want everyone to get married and she never did, so she feels additionally that she doesn’t contribute to others. So she has formed friendships with three other EC women, younger than herself, and goes around doing charitable work after disasters, feeding the poor, etc.
Along the way, she stumbles into Consuela, a much younger woman who in spite of her age has much more experience. Miss Plummer is naïve to go poking into other people’s affairs, even if she wants to help. Soon she’s actually arrested and it turns out people she trusted weren’t such old friends after all. But Consuela is there to pull her through, because Miss Plummer really is a nice person underneath. Maybe not someone you should imitate—but what they used to call a ducky.
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7 books published and 3 more on the way. Farmer's daughter, LOTR fan, loves to read rather than talk about reading. Always has time to finish her WIP.