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Women and Music in the Early 19th Century

Women and Music in the Early 19th Century

As is typical, I approached my blogging day with no idea what topic to discuss. Then I read Riana Everly’s excellent blog on Classical music and Beethoven from a few days ago. If you missed it, scroll down a bit on the Home page, or click this link: Historical Tidbits: A Heroic Symphony. Now, I… more goodness …

“You Are Quite Sure That Is the Way of Taking an Oath in China?” by Guest Author Lona Manning

“You Are Quite Sure That Is the Way of Taking an Oath in China?” by Guest Author Lona Manning

Please join us in welcoming wonderful Austenesque author Lona Manning to the blog. Lona discovered a fascinating bit of Old Bailey courtroom drama and requested sharing the case with our fabulous Austen Authors readers. Thanks so much, Lona! This is Lona’s fourth time as a guest, the links to her previous three blogs listed below.… more goodness …

Tuesday Trifles from Sharon Lathan

Tuesday Trifles from Sharon Lathan

Spring has sprung here in Kentucky, even with the rain intermittently falling, so between the inevitable yard work and need to be active in the fresh, warming air, I have been busy and therefore find myself in a frivolous mood. Hence today’s blog being a series of trifles with nothing heavy or earth-shattering. And sorry… more goodness …

ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS OF AUSTEN AUTHORS’ WINTER QUARTER GIVEAWAY

ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS OF AUSTEN AUTHORS’ WINTER QUARTER GIVEAWAY

The Austen Authors are pleased to announce the winners for the Winter Quarterly Giveaway. Congratulations!!!! If your name appears below: (1) contact Regina Jeffers (Giveaway Coordinator) at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. READ THROUGH ALL THE NAMES FOR THERE ARE MANY WINNERS!!! Winners names are in RED.  (2) If your prize is an eBook, make certain the email address for the prize… more goodness …

Christmas in the Regency by Washington Irving AND Sharon Lathan

Christmas in the Regency by Washington Irving AND Sharon Lathan

Santa Claus, tinsel on trees, Frosty the Snowman, reindeer pulling a sleigh… These are familiar Christmas images in the US. What about yule logs, a boar’s head, community wassail bowls, a king of misrule, mince meat pies, and figgy pudding? Rarely are those latter traditions seen here in the US. In fact, they aren’t too… more goodness …

Serve Unique, Historical, Dish-licious Treats this Thanksgiving

Serve Unique, Historical, Dish-licious Treats this Thanksgiving

THANKSGIVING is fast approaching here in the US, and as everyone knows, food is a BIG and central aspect of this traditional holiday. For most of us, we have our established dishes that must be cooked year after year. In my household that “must have” no-compromise dish is the dressing recipe passed down from my… more goodness …

Remember, remember the fifth of November

Remember, remember the fifth of November

Tomorrow is November 5, and in the UK marks the 415th anniversary of the fateful day in 1605 when Guy Fawkes and 12 conspirators planned to blow Parliament to smithereens. Thankfully, their traitorous actions were thwarted, the British monarchy and governing Parliament saved. To this day, patriotic citizens celebrate the failed “gunpowder plot” with bonfires,… more goodness …

Fall vs. Autumn: A showdown! Or, maybe not.

Fall vs. Autumn: A showdown! Or, maybe not.

Last Tuesday, September 22, was the official first day of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere. Most people are focusing on what new pumpkin-spice flavored food items they can nibble on while embellishing their houses with the plethora of harvest-themed decorations that are available, without caring one iota if the proper term is AUTUMN or FALL.… more goodness …