Category Archives: History

You, Sir! need a bath.

You, Sir! need a bath.

During this time of Covid, I’ve been diligent in preparing my shopping lists, thinking at least two or three months in advance. Having said that, I messed up. The granddaughter, visiting before Christmas, needed deodorant. Because I have a prepper mentality, I always have extra on hand.  However, after giving her my spare stick, I… more goodness …

Celebrating the Release of “Captain Stanwick’s Bride: A Tragic Character in Classic Lit Series Novel” + a Giveaway

Celebrating the Release of “Captain Stanwick’s Bride: A Tragic Character in Classic Lit Series Novel” + a Giveaway

When January 6, 2021, happened many news reporters were saying “This is the first time in history that the U.S. Capitol has been overrun!” Meanwhile, I was screaming at the TV that they were wrong. The British took control of Washington City, the name of the city before it became Washington, D. C., on August… more goodness …

The Viceroyalty of Rio de la Plata, A Peek into a new Jewish Austen Fan Fiction, by Mirta Ines Trupp

The Viceroyalty of Rio de la Plata, A Peek into a new Jewish Austen Fan Fiction, by Mirta Ines Trupp

After nearly a year, I am happy to announce I’ve completed the first draft of my latest novel. Of course, that only opens the door for the various alpha reads, beta reads, re-writes, etc. In other words, the hard part is yet to come! In the meantime, I want to share the inspiration for this… 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 For men especially, the short, natural cut was en vogue and wigs had become outdated.… more goodness …

Correspondence Between Men and Women in the Regency

Correspondence Between Men and Women in the Regency

Letter writing.  In our current age of phones, computers, and social media, it is quickly becoming a dying art. But for people living in the Regency, it was absolutely necessary.  Apart from speaking in person, or relying upon a verbal relay by a messenger,  it was the only way that people in that time could… more goodness …

A Painting Inspired by a Jane Austen Novel?

A Painting Inspired by a Jane Austen Novel?

About year ago, on a visit to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, I came across a delightful painting that immediately set my imagination flying.  The 1887 painting, titled Two Strings to Her Bow, shows a cheerful young woman walking with her arms around two supposed suitors, neither of whom seem too pleased… more goodness …

A Slippery Situation

A Slippery Situation

It is now mid-January, and in any other year my thoughts would be drifting eastward towards Ottawa. For some reason my family has decided that Toronto is not cold enough in winter, and that we have to take ourselves somewhere even colder to participate in an annual February festival called Winterlude. Ottawa boasts, among other… more goodness …