5 Jun

Ahhhhh Y’ALL. I am beyond terrified excited terrified and excited to share this with you, but regardless of my excessive sweating and flailing, IT IS TIME.

In conjunction with my CAVENDISHLICIOUS BEA Giveaway, I’m celebrating the upcoming release of The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls this week by sharing the first chapter with you!

I say again: AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

And not only do I get to share the first chapter, but I also get to show you some of the front matter (aka, the title page, copyright page, and all that other stuff at the front of the book), and one of Sarah Watts‘ lovely illustrations!

Just click below to start reading!


And don’t forget to enter the above-mentioned CAVENDISHLICIOUS BEA Giveaway! Even if you’re not attending BEA, simply commenting on the post gives you a chance to win Cavendish swag, candy, ARCs, or an E-Reader!

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17 Responses to “The First Chapter of THE CAVENDISH HOME FOR BOYS AND GIRLS!”

  1. sarahbgoldberg June 5, 2012 at 9:49 am #

    Claire, I’d heard about how astonishingly amazing your writing is, and I am already blown away by the first chapter. So excited (and slightly scared!) to read the rest in August! Compliments to Sarah, too, on the gorgeous and creepy illustrations.

  2. mindy June 5, 2012 at 9:59 am #

    This is all so FABULOUS!! *does happy dance*

    • sarah watts June 5, 2012 at 1:05 pm #

      YAYYY!!!! I’m so happy for you! You rock….like a lot.

  3. Amy June 5, 2012 at 1:47 pm #

    Love it!! I am super excited to read the whole book!! August can’t come soon enough!

  4. Sophie June 5, 2012 at 5:08 pm #

    Aaaaah amazing!! Another reason to look forward to August! (And, hey, baby unicorns, right?! :))
    (And, um, my hair started turning gray/white when I was eleven, and I’m equally passionate about doodling and the piano…)

  5. Amanda P June 5, 2012 at 7:29 pm #

    I am excited to read this!! Looking forward to the release!!

  6. Katy Pool (@KatyPool) June 5, 2012 at 9:36 pm #

    Gahh I want more! How am I supposed to wait until August?? I love VIctoria and Lawrence already!

  7. Big Fan June 5, 2012 at 10:45 pm #

    WOW! What a great opening-grabber chapter! I want more, and I want it now!!! Hurry Hurry Hurry !! :)

  8. Aunt Betsi June 7, 2012 at 7:43 am #

    Darling Claire,
    Accept my gratitude! Having just arrived stateside from the not-so-fictional lost city of Atlantis, my dismay at finding my own palm trees and lake waves still shimmering in the same breeze I last felt has lightened unexpectedly! Your introduction of stodgy but destiny-molded Victoria and of her beguilingly odd skunk friend Lawrence have snatched me back into the state of wonderment where black hammerhead sharks and flying 12 foot manta rays have held me captive for 4 days. Your book seems to me a lingering vacation; in fact, I wish I could read it installments as I’ve read chapter one- in bed, coffee no longer steaming, aloud to my love as he also swims in the picture being drawn by your quill. Thanks to a very lovely somewhat delayed post-holiday re-entry! xxoo aunt betsi
    P.s. I originally replied to the wrong spot – haven’t mastered your b’sphere YET! Xo

  9. Juliana Brandt (@julianalbrandt) June 7, 2012 at 2:26 pm #

    Ohmygoodnes! I knew I was excited for this boo, but apparently I didn’t know exactly how excited I was! I loved the first chapter =D

  10. deniz June 9, 2012 at 6:45 pm #

    Ooh, Claire, you’re such a tease! I just read this in one sitting and now I really really want the book.

  11. Ariana June 11, 2012 at 11:43 am #

    Oh my goodness, I just got around to reading your first chapter now and it was just FANTASTIC. This is the sort of writing I love to read. Just wonderful. I can’t wait to read the entire thing.

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