Category Archives: Jane Austen

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 …

Letters to Cassandra

Letters to Cassandra

  Entire books have been written about Jane Austen’s wit, so I’m not going to try and do that here. I hope to make your day with just a few of the comments Jane Austen penned. One of the things that readers of Jane Austen’s books enjoy most is her keen intelligence that manifested itself… more goodness …

Jane Austen and Income

Jane Austen and Income

I know everybody’s income and what everybody earns; And I carefully compare it with the income-tax returns; – Princess Ida, Gilbert and Sullivan How did people know Darcy’s income at the assembly in the beginning of Pride and Prejudice? The two logical possibilities are that someone attending the assembly knew about him or that Darcy’s… more goodness …

What About Marianne? Does She Not Deserve Love?

What About Marianne? Does She Not Deserve Love?

A very popular question among Jane-ites is: “Who is your favorite Jane Austen hero?” Sadly, no one ever chooses Colonel Brandon. However, in the ongoing research I do for my Regency era novels, I found myself rereading a very good biography that I’m sure many of you know called, Jane Austen, A Life, by Claire… more goodness …