A Mayfair Conundrum

Afterword – Vasa and Ypres: A Mayfair Conundrum

Vasa and Ypres started as a challenge. A challenge to write a novel. A challenge to publish a fictional serial on a blog before it became an ebook. Most of all, it was a challenge to make a world of British humour come alive.

For that, I found inspiration in the comic genius of P.G. Wodehouse. The basis was simple. Jeeves and Wooster would become Vasa and Ypres. Chaps would become girls. Aunts would become uncles. The 20th century would make way to the 21rst. The rest, made up as I went along, became Vasa and Ypres: A Mayfair Conundrum.

Vasa and Ypres’s is a world where all complexities and worries are pushed aside. The major problems of our time do not appear. As the forever stylish Vanessa E. Vasa says in the final chapter, “I don’t deal with world hunger do I? I deal with conundrums. Preferably Mayfair conundrums.” This fictional world is a form of escapism.

Vasa and Ypres’s success has been inspiring. As I write, the blog has over 700 followers. It has received two awards, The Blogger Recognition Award, and the One Lovely Blog Award. The ebook, published on 1 April, is off to a good start. (I encourage you to buy it on Amazon.)

For this success I must thank you, the reader. An author can write in a vacuum, but an author cannot strive without readers. Thank you.

Under the right circumstances, with your continued support, Vasa and Ypres will come back for many new adventures. It is my hope that the forever stylish duo will live on. Until then, to quote Vasa ascending the staircase at the Longchamp store on Regent Street, “tally-ho!”


J. B. Chisholm (The Author)



19 thoughts on “Afterword – Vasa and Ypres: A Mayfair Conundrum

  1. Dear Author (aka J.B. Chisholm),
    How splendid for you! Only a fool of a publisher would now reject a Vasa and Ypres manuscript. I hope to one day acquire your collected works in print format.
    With utmost sincerity,

    Liked by 2 people

  2. I applaud your honesty, vision, discipline and integrity to a genre. Most of all, as before, serializing a short read novel, all by itself, with only ‘net media marketing. An English grad student would do well to emulate this exercise for a thesis. From the colonies, thanks for showing us how it can be done!

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Congratulations! And I thought I recognised a bit of Jeeves (Kidding, although I am a one-time fan of Wodehouse . . . went off him, when I could find no more of his works to read. Thank you for replacing him.)

    Liked by 2 people

  4. I have been, unfortunately, two or three chapters behind for a while now (I blame life in general), I really must catch up. On another note, I am so glad that you’ve published the story as an e-book, just purchased and have set to work convincing my wife to read it. Truly one of the most hilarious and engaging stories I’ve read–probably ever.

    Liked by 2 people

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.