[LMB] Bags on Barrayar

Gretchen Wright gretchen.m.wright at gmail.com
Wed Sep 11 19:05:46 BST 2019

Ekaterin's bolero has a pocket big enough to hold a letter, in an envelope,
on a Vor Lord's personal stationery. Which I don't know how you picture it
but I  don't picture it as being small, or folded.

On Wed, Sep 11, 2019, 10:30 AM Desiree Bua <tondola at gmail.com> wrote:

> I guess most of the books present higher class women (who normally have
> things carried for them and no need for most of the things you listed in
> your bag: keys? people open the door for them or drive them around for ex)
> or are on spaceships, so need less things handy.
> I also secretly wish for them to have ample pockets, but it would be
> described when referring to the daily life (and its inconveniences) of
> middle to lower class women
> my 2 cents
> Désirée
> On Wed, Sep 11, 2019 at 4:23 PM Richard G. Molpus <rgmolpus at flash.net>
> wrote:
> > Ladies of Alys's status have invisible minions to carry such things,
> > unless they want to show they've  just been at Sieglings or the like....
> > They're  more likely to carry a parasol than a purse, tho a small pouch
> > at the waistband for a lipstick or powder is acceptable.
> > Sleeves conceal stunners, boots have Vorfemme daggers.
> >
> > Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
> >
> >   On Wed, Sep 11, 2019 at 9:07 AM, Gwynne Powell<
> gwynnepowell at hotmail.com>
> > wrote:   Just wondering about handbags.
> >
> > None of the women on Barrayar seem to carry a bag. Have they finally
> > broken through the last glass ceiling and put pockets in their clothes
> that
> > are actually useful? Is everything miniaturised and on a charm bracelet?
> > Do the armsmen carry it all?
> >
> > Speaking as someone whose bag carries medication, notes, bits of makeup,
> > assorted keys, occasional snacks, several pens, bandaids, tissues, money,
> > credit cards, licence etc, photos, phone, and often a few odd items
> > (including, today, a second set of number plates for my car) I just
> wonder
> > where women on Barrayar put all their stuff?
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