Category Archives: History

Gretna Green of the Peak or ‘Did You Know That about Derbyshire?’

Gretna Green of the Peak or ‘Did You Know That about Derbyshire?’

I’m sure I’m not the only one thinking that one of the most exciting and enjoyable things about writing a new book is the plotting and the squirreling of information. I won’t call it research; it’s a lot more fun than that. It’s hopping from website to website because I start looking for something and… more goodness …

Wonderful Words of Austen Q-Z

Wonderful Words of Austen Q-Z

Today marks the third and final installment of my Wonderful Words of Austen series of posts. This set of letters, Q-Z has been so fun to put together that I’m sad to bring the series to a close. I hope you enjoy the words as much as I have. Querulous – An adjective that means… more goodness …

Jolly Old St. Swithin Up on the Rooftop

Jolly Old St. Swithin Up on the Rooftop

Years ago, while studying Jane Austen’s Christmas celebrations, I read that Jane had written a poem that was something like the famous “Night Before Christmas.” Since then, I have wondered about this poem and occasionally searched for it. Wouldn’t it be great, I thought, if I could blog about this poem at Christmastime? Well, I finally found… more goodness …