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Revisiting How Georgiana Darcy Fell in Love

Revisiting How Georgiana Darcy Fell in Love

Authors LOVE receiving fan mail! (I thought I’d toss that out there, with a “hint, hint” attached, in case any of our readers were unaware of this truism. LOL!) The other day I received the most delightful email, the entirety of which is pasted below. It gave me a lovely chuckle, primarily because the first… more goodness …

Is it Time for Tea?

Is it Time for Tea?

The drinking of tea while nibbling tiny sandwiches is an indelible image of English life. One would probably assume that “tea time” is a necessity deeply entrenched into English history, dating so far back that it has become written into the genetic code! Well, not necessarily. A brief history of the magical tea leaf~ The first… more goodness …

Classic Recipe Flavored by a New Cook

Classic Recipe Flavored by a New Cook

Lately I’ve been catching up on missed seasons of the TV show Top Chef. Thank you, Hulu.com! Anyway, that is probably why the similarities between cooking and writing stories based on classic literature occurred to me. For a better understanding of what I mean, let me give a personal example. My family has a unique casserole dish created by… more goodness …

The 12 Days of Christmas, or… The Holidays are NOT over yet!

The 12 Days of Christmas, or… The Holidays are NOT over yet!

We are all familiar with the Christmas song The Twelve Days of Christmas. To be honest, this song annoys me in how repetitious and endless it is! Perhaps that is why I never contemplated what the song meant or what its origins were. I finally did research, and ironically it is the very aspect of the song I find so… more goodness …

Regency Christmas with Washington Irving

Regency Christmas with Washington Irving

Thanksgiving is over, Black Friday initiated the official holiday shopping season, and in my neighborhood more than half the houses have their decorations up. Thus, I figured it was time to launch the season here on Austen Authors with a Christmas-themed post. Actually, Barbara Silkstone beat me to it yesterday with the celebratory release of… more goodness …

Darcy: Hero or Bad Boy? from Martine Roberts, Guest Blogger

Darcy: Hero or Bad Boy? from Martine Roberts, Guest Blogger

Today, we welcome Martine Roberts, with a post on our favorite hero (or is that our favorite bad boy)? Thanks for joining us today, Martine.  IT is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife. This is the first, and undoubtedly the… more goodness …

Being Entertained in London

Being Entertained in London

Those of us who love the Regency Era and devour novels by Austen, Heyer, and contemporary authors within the genre are familiar with the famous London hot spots. We have joined our heroines at balls held at Almack’s Assembly, eavesdropped on manly conversation over a game of faro or poker at White’s and Brook’s gentlemen’s clubs,… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Sharon Lathan’s “Are you a TRUE Austen Fanatic” Quiz!

Announcing the Winners of Sharon Lathan’s “Are you a TRUE Austen Fanatic” Quiz!

On Tuesday, October 8 I presented a brain twister Austen quiz that 20 brave ladies took a chance on. I have to say, I dug deep for a few of the questions, and still didn’t stump too many people! Y’all are truly certifiable, A+ Austen Fanatics! I wish I could afford to give everyone a… more goodness …