Category Archives: History

Touring Austen’s Country Houses

Touring Austen’s Country Houses

The housekeeper came; a respectable-looking, elderly woman, much less fine, and more civil, than she had any notion of finding her. They followed her into the dining-parlour. It was a large, well-proportioned room, handsomely fitted up. Elizabeth, after slightly surveying it, went to a window to enjoy its prospect. The hill, crowned with wood, from… more goodness …

Conjugal Beneath the Fraternal: Jane Austen Understanding of Love, a Guest Post from Kyra C. Kramer

Conjugal Beneath the Fraternal: Jane Austen Understanding of Love, a Guest Post from Kyra C. Kramer

Conjugal Beneath the Fraternal: Jane Austen’s Understanding of Love In her third novel, Mansfield Park, Jane Austen explains that the relationship between siblings is potentially the deepest, strongest love possible, and that: “even the conjugal tie is beneath the fraternal. Children of the same family, the same blood, with the same first associations and habits,… more goodness …

Word to the Wise

Word to the Wise

I just love words, don’t you? I am, after all, an author; words are what I use in my craft. If writing is like painting then words are the medium the artist uses to create images. Words have textures and shades of meaning. They have nuance, and they create different pictures in the mind depending… more goodness …

Guardianships During the Regency + the Upcoming Release of “The Earl Claims His Comfort” + Excerpt + Giveaway

Guardianships During the Regency + the Upcoming Release of “The Earl Claims His Comfort” + Excerpt + Giveaway

Today, I am removing my “Austen” hat and replacing it with my “Regency” one. Although those hats are very similar, after all, Austen lived in the Regency period, I also dabble in writing Regency romantic suspense. Below is a bit about my latest book in that vein.  GUARDIANSHIP In my latest Regency romantic suspense, The… more goodness …

Jane Austen’s Juvenilia

Jane Austen’s Juvenilia

My mind is well-entrenched in an article I’m writing for the October edition of Pride & Possibilities, the periodical of the Jane Austen Literacy Foundation (a fabulous non-profit, for those of you unfamiliar with it, promoting literacy endeavors worldwide and founded by Austen’s descendent, Caroline Jane Knight). My subject is the radical nature of Austen’s childhood… more goodness …

Engaging Stories About Miss Austen and Her Beaus

Engaging Stories About Miss Austen and Her Beaus

How many times was Jane Austen engaged—or married (!)? Thoughts about her short life—and her emotional life, whatever it may have been—bubble up in this year of 2017, the 200th anniversary of her death. Officially, Austen was engaged once, for less than a day, to a young, callow Harris Bigg-Wither, in 1802. Because the engagement… more goodness …

Restored Edition of Pride and Prejudice, and Derbyshire Spar

Restored Edition of Pride and Prejudice, and Derbyshire Spar

The restored edition of Pride and Prejudice is available! You can get a copy of Pride and Prejudice: A Novel. In Three Volumes. (Annotated and Restored to 1813 Egerton First Edition) at , Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and hopefully soon Feedbooks. You may notice that it’s free everywhere except Amazon, and this is because Amazon does… more goodness …