Category Archives: Places/Locations

Easter as a Pride and Prejudice Plot Device

Easter as a Pride and Prejudice Plot Device

Happy Easter Monday! I think today is a perfect day to talk about Easter in Jane Austen’s novel, Pride and Prejudice. Since Jane was the daughter of a rector, we can infer certain things from her use of Easter in the plot, a context that was obvious to her contemporary English readers, since she lived… more goodness …

Pall Mall in the Regency: A Street and a Game

Pall Mall in the Regency: A Street and a Game

Pall Mall, the Street If you’re like me, you’ve probably seen references to Pall Mall in regency romances and you may even know that it is a street in the St.James region of London, near Westminster, and that it was known for being a haunt of gentlemen. White’s Club could be found in St.James, for… 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 For men especially, the short, natural cut was en vogue and wigs had become outdated.… more goodness …

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 …

Of mice and men (and buggs?)

Of mice and men (and buggs?)

Forgive my plagiarism of the title of Mr. Steinbeck’s literary masterpiece but, in my defense, it seemed a decent fit for my January post. A poor reason, but I’ll take it. The subject occurred to me because of Cinnamon Worth’s December post regarding women’s hair styles in Georgian England. This set me to thinking: what… more goodness …

The Unfortunate Choices in the Jane Austen Ten Pound Note

The Unfortunate Choices in the Jane Austen Ten Pound Note

On 14 September 2017, a £10 banknote featuring Jane Austen entered circulation.  The launch coincided with the 200th anniversary of the death of the writer, who passed away prematurely on 18 July 1817. It’s a recognition conveyed to very few individuals (and a tiny number of women). All in all, an incredible honour. Janeites celebrated… more goodness …

Cancer in Regency England

Cancer in Regency England

The past month or two has seen the state of my health negatively affected, and with it my ability to write, or in most cases, form a sensical thought and carry it forward to conclusion. What with the effects of chemo, coupled with a broken back(my own fault; I tripped over the dog running for… more goodness …

Frances “Fanny” Austen and the Character of Mrs. Croft in Jane Austen’s “Persuasion”

Frances “Fanny” Austen and the Character of Mrs. Croft in Jane Austen’s “Persuasion”

Before discussing Fanny Austen, we must, first, establish the lady’s relationship to the author Jane Austen by mentioning the lady’s husband, Rear Admiral Charles John Austen (23 June 1778 – 7 October 1852), who was the sixth and youngest son of the Reverend George Austen. Like his elder brother, Sir Francis Austen, Charles joined the… more goodness …

My House is Me and I Am It

My House is Me and I Am It

My kids have a great picture book called, “The Big Orange Splot” that I took this title from because it fits so well the intimacy that homes and houses represent in Jane Austen’s books. There’s Lizzy running into Darcy at Pemberley, arguably the best scene in any of the movies! Mr. Knightley walking into Emma’s house… more goodness …

Top Ten Goofs in Northanger Abbey (2007)

Top Ten Goofs in Northanger Abbey (2007)

Discovering goofs in Austen adaptations can be a challenging endeavor, especially as production quality rises, requiring repeated viewings. This can become something of a chore, keeping an eye on background details and questioning everything repeatedly rather than relaxing into an enjoyable suspension of disbelief. I admit that this time around, I enjoyed every viewing of… more goodness …

Windows in Jane Austen

Windows in Jane Austen

We, Janeites, know that windows are a thing in Jane Austen’s novels. One of Mr Collins’ most memorable scenes in Pride and Prejudice takes place when he and his wife are on the way to visit the formidable Lady Catherine de Bourgh alongside their visitor, Miss Elizabeth Bennet. This is what happens as they approach Rosings:… more goodness …