Author Archives: Elaine Owen

Gotta Get A Bingley, by Elaine Owen

Gotta Get A Bingley, by Elaine Owen

Charles Bingley, Darcy’s affable and somewhat heedless best friend, is a curious character in Pride and Prejudice. His inclusion in the plot is a little odd. After all, the love story between Darcy and Elizabeth could be told without Bingley’s part at all. Strictly speaking his story arc is completely unnecessary. But Bingley is a… Read the full blog post …

Which is Which? by Elaine Owen

Which is Which? by Elaine Owen

“That’s just like Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice. She was too proud! Or was she too prejudiced and Mr. Darcy was too proud?  I can’t remember.”  Do you remember these words from the movie “You’ve Got Mail”? Joe Fox says them to Kathleen Kelly as they play out their own private drama that’s reminiscent… Read the full blog post …

Between The Sheets, by Elaine Owen

Between The Sheets, by Elaine Owen

Today I’d like to talk about a subject that has drawn a lot of attention recently among fans of regency romances:   The first time I heard about the new Netflix series Bridgerton was when I saw fellow regency fans online talking about the “mature” scenes in it. Judging by the buzz created, there must be… Read the full blog post …

Experiments in Cooking, by Elaine Owen

Experiments in Cooking, by Elaine Owen

Well, it’s been almost a year since we entered this pandemic! What a year it has been!!!! With so many of our formerly favorite activities now restricted, what kinds of things have you found to fill the time? Have you developed any new hobbies? Tackled any new projects? Found yourself trying something you never thought… Read the full blog post …

Unwrapping the Aristocracy, by Elaine Owen

Unwrapping the Aristocracy, by Elaine Owen

Aristocracy is not a word that appears in Jane Austen’s novels, but its influence shows up in them. After all, we are told that Darcy’s uncle is an earl, and Anne Elliott’s father Sir Walter obsesses over the Baronetage. Some of Austen’s funniest characters are those who revere the aristocracy the most. But what, exactly,… Read the full blog post …