Category Archives: Research

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 For men especially, the short, natural cut was en vogue and wigs had become outdated.… more goodness …

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 …

I’m back! (I think?)

I’m back! (I think?)

I have a favor to ask. As some of you are aware, I have been undergoing cancer treatments for the last few months. The chemo affected me in unforeseen ways, to the point that my hematologist gave serious consideration to suspending the treatments. Since early September I have been unable to do much more than… more goodness …

Charlotte of Wales, a Regency Princess – and Jane Austen Fan

Charlotte of Wales, a Regency Princess – and Jane Austen Fan

I am lucky enough to live a short drive from Holyrood Palace, the official residence of Queen Elizabeth II in Edinburgh, Scotland.  The palace includes the Queen’s Gallery, which features an ever-changing array of exhibitions from the Royal Collection that never fail to inspire me (an exhibition of Maria Merian’s drawings inspired a key scenes… more goodness …