Category Archives: Austen Characters

Regional and Social Accents in England

Regional and Social Accents in England

“It is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth without making some other Englishman hate or despise him.” George Bernard Shaw, Preface to Pygmalion I am a bit late to the audiobook game, but I have recently been talking to a lovely and talented actress/narrator in England about my first novel, Teaching Eliza. Teaching… more goodness …

Aristocratic Titles in England

Aristocratic Titles in England

When reading Jane Austen and other historical novels or watching popular shows like Bridgerton and Downton Abbey, do you find the myriad of titles and forms of address to be confusing?  If so, you’re not alone! Aristocratic titles are notoriously baffling to most people.  With so many ranks, how does one know whether a viscount… more goodness …

Let’s Take a Look at Mr. Bingley

Let’s Take a Look at Mr. Bingley

I’ve been thinking a bit of Mr. Bingley lately. When I finished my surgery and the recovery time after, I spent quite a bit of time outlining future stories, and there was one in particular that deals with Mr. Bingley and his character. Let’s take a closer look at him, shall we? Mr. Bingley is,… more goodness …

A Bad Fall, a Broken Limb and a Regency Surgeon: Professor Colles and Me

A Bad Fall, a Broken Limb and a Regency Surgeon: Professor Colles and Me

Two months ago I slipped over treacherous dark ice, fell and broke my left wrist. I had never broken a bone before, so it was quite a shock. I had a distal radius fracture, one of the most common wrist injuries, and it wasn’t a pretty sight! When I fell, my skin didn’t break, but… more goodness …

A Darker Story than Usual, With a Cover Reveal

A Darker Story than Usual, With a Cover Reveal

Usually, I write books that are sweet and light. It’s so common that I chose “sweet escapes” for my tag line. The book I am finishing now (hopefully, in the next three or four days) is a little darker than what I generally write.   The new book is called Darcy’s Unwanted Bride. It’s set… more goodness …

More on wigs

More on wigs

In my last post, I touched briefly on the use of wigs in and around the Regency era. To clarify, by the end of the 18th century, with one notable exception, wigs were no longer popular with men or women. For men especially, the short, natural cut was en vogue and wigs had become outdated.… more goodness …

EMMA. (2020) Trivia Challenge

EMMA. (2020) Trivia Challenge

I have spent a month immersed in EMMA. content online. There is such an abundance of information about the film and its cast available that picking just 10 was more challenging than Mrs. Bate’s limiting herself to just 3 dull things. There are promotional videos, interviews, articles, behind-the-scenes details, and reviews galore. I predict that… more goodness …

The Way Back Machine

The Way Back Machine

It’s insane how much of our daily lives revolve around technology, as I have had occasion to understand these past couple of weeks. As I mentioned, I had a procedure done on one eye and have been prohibited from computer, TV, books, phone, etc., and because it wasn’t healing properly, it was extended to two… more goodness …