Category Archives: Jane Austen

Announcing the Winners of Barbara Silkstone’s “Darcy and Elizabeth: Will’s First Christmas” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Barbara Silkstone’s “Darcy and Elizabeth: Will’s First Christmas” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of an eBook copy of Barbara Silkstone‘s latest release, Darcy and Elizabeth: Will’s First Christmas. Those winners are MissLaurieMay, StephanieL, and Tabitha Dukes. Ladies, please contact Regina Jeffers at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Congratulations!  more goodness …

Sir John Middleton, A Right Jolly Old Elf

Sir John Middleton, A Right Jolly Old Elf

My favorite Christmas stories are about service to others, so I thought today, I’d share about ways that Austen’s characters help the poor and needy. However, as I brainstormed about the various stories, one character stood out as a stellar example–so much so that I couldn’t help comparing him to Dickens’ Mr. Fezziwig. That character… more goodness …

Readalong Wednesday: Frank Churchill Tells All

Readalong Wednesday: Frank Churchill Tells All

Shall we speak of Frank Churchill?  Now that his character is known to one and all, let’s start by reading this borrowed character analysis with my comments inserted for I find I am much like Mr. Knightley in this regard: “It will be natural for me,” he added shortly afterwards, “to speak my opinion aloud… more goodness …

An impressive collection of carriages

An impressive collection of carriages

I’d thought I was done with posts from my travels when I finished up with my house posts, but then I recalled there was one more experience that I should certainly share with readers here: the wonderful Red House Carriage Museum, in Darley Dale (near Matlock). It’s a working carriage museum, where they actually take… more goodness …