[LMB] Also Gregor: childhood friendships

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Thu Nov 12 17:28:20 GMT 2015

In Gregor's position, an LPST from Beta or a courtesan would be a far
better choice than any other he had.  If he catted around with Barrayaran
partners, there'd be political complications and the chance of scandal.
Not to mention the off-chance of assassination----"your grandfather killed
mine, so DIE!"

I was reading about the Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria-Hungary, and as a
young, unmarried man, he had various liaisons with "suitable" women---and
apparently his mother (who was a pious woman but also a high-ranking
noblewoman and a woman of the world) helped set things up.

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