Category Archives: Guest Author

French Revolution Émigrés in England, a guest blog from Lona Manning

French Revolution Émigrés in England, a guest blog from Lona Manning

It is our delight to welcome Lona Manning, author of A Contrary Wind, a variation on Mansfield Park. Lona’s extensive research on the French Revolution is for our benefit today. Please welcome Lona to Austen Authors!   French Revolution Émigrés in England by Lona Manning   Thank you for this opportunity to guest post on… more goodness …

What Would Mary Bennet Do? a Guest Post from Nancy Lawrence

What Would Mary Bennet Do? a Guest Post from Nancy Lawrence

What would Mary Bennet do? From the title of this post, you may be able to guess the identity of one of my favorite characters in Pride and Prejudice. Mary Bennet may not get as much page-time as her sisters, and she doesn’t make any great contribution to the novel’s plot, but I like her.… more goodness …

The Knight Estate at Chawton, a Guest Post from Antoine Vanner

The Knight Estate at Chawton, a Guest Post from Antoine Vanner

Today’s guest blogger is my dear internet friend Antoine Vanner, a naval expert and author, who happens to reside very close to Chawton House. I am certain you will love the many images of the estate where Austen lived from 1809 – 1817, as seen through the eyes of someone who observes her lasting effect… more goodness …

The Significance of Books and of Reading in Jane Austen’s Novels, a Guest Post from Lauren Gilbert

The Significance of Books and of Reading in Jane Austen’s Novels, a Guest Post from Lauren Gilbert

The Significance of Books and Reading in Jane Austen’s Novels By Lauren Gilbert Jane Austen was a reader.  She read widely.  We know she enjoyed novels; she was a subscriber to Fanny Burney’s third novel, Cecilia or Memoirs of an Heiress. She also enjoyed Henry Fielding, Samuel Richardson, Anne Radcliffe and Maria Edgeworth, among others.… more goodness …

Mr. Wickham Tells His Side of the Story, a Guest Post from Catherine Curzon

Mr. Wickham Tells His Side of the Story, a Guest Post from Catherine Curzon

Today, we welcome not only one of our Austen’s most famous “villains,” Mr. George Wickham, but the lovely Catherine Curzon, a dear friend. But as the gentleman “demands” his due, let us first hear what Mr. Wickham has to say.  Dear readers, what an honour it is to be invited to join you today to share… more goodness …

The Ladies of Llangollen, a Romantic Friendship from Guest Author, Sue Wilkes

The Ladies of Llangollen, a Romantic Friendship from Guest Author, Sue Wilkes

A ROMANTIC FRIENDSHIP, a Guest Post from Sue Wilkes It’s clear from Jane Austen’s novels and letters that female friendships played a very important role in her life. In Northanger Abbey, inexperienced Catherine Morland is delighted when she makes a new friend, Isabella Thorpe, so soon after she arrives in Bath: ‘Catherine and Isabella, arm… more goodness …

Is Downton Abbey a Copycat of “Pride and Prejudice”? from Guest Author, Ginger Monette

Is Downton Abbey a Copycat of “Pride and Prejudice”? from Guest Author, Ginger Monette

Is Downton Abbey a Copycat of Pride & Prejudice? by Ginger Monette, author of Darcy’s Hope ~ Beauty from Ashes Is there something magical about a houseful of daughters with no heir? If I were to pitch the premise to a television producer or literary agent, I wouldn’t expect him to sit up and clamber… more goodness …

My Journey to JAFF: Welcome Guest Author, Georgina Young-Ellis

My Journey to JAFF: Welcome Guest Author, Georgina Young-Ellis

My Journey to JAFF By Georgina Young-Ellis We all have our own moment, the one in which we said to ourselves, “I’m hooked.” Like many other Jane Austen fans, I can safely say it was the moment I read the first sentence of Pride and Prejudice. For others, it may have been a different instance… more goodness …