Call in the Angry Villagers: 10 Clichés We Can Live Without

  • The Heroine with a Herb Basket: She works in the kitchen to brew the herbal concoctions with which she heals the tenants!  And the neighbors!  And, of course, the noble, injured hero who just happens to get oh-so-nobly injured right in her neighborhood.  The Herb Basket Heroine is frequently aided in her activities by…
  • The Absent-Minded Father: He may be an historian or a scientist or maybe even a vicar, but I’ll guaran-double-damn-tee he’s distracted and managed by an ever-so-resourceful managing heroine daughter who, if she doesn’t have a herb basket, is a secret columnist or novelist.  But, whatever she does, there’s a very good chance her hero will be suffering from…
  • Napoleonic War Wounds:  Be they of the mental or the physical variety, the noble hero laid low by Deep Dark Secrets of War which leave him Tortured and Wounded and ever so ready for those herbs.  The hero’s secrets may or may not have something to […]