Mistress of the Air is a comic, erotic adventure. My incorrigible Edwardian dominatrix, Lady Sally Rudston-Chichester, travels around Europe in her airship ‘The Corseted Domme’ causing mayhem.
A comic element in the story is the use of funny or suggestive names. The three Russian anarchists, Sophia Testlikova, Dimitri Bollokov and Peter Krapotkin, who feature in one episode, being a good example.
One character’s name was inspired by a British TV programme, ‘Not The Nine O’Clock News’. This was a political satire programme broadcast between 1979 and 1982. It featured a young Rowan Atkinson, later to become famous for Mr Bean and the Black Adder series. The programme always featured a song, usually a parody of a current hit.