Category Archives: Jane Austen

Winner of Leenie Brown’s “‘Tis the Season” Giveaway

Austen Authors is happy to announce the winner of Leenie Brown‘s ‘Tis the Season Giveaway, which introduced Ms. Brown’s new book, No Other Choice. Jo’s Daughter will receive a Kindle edition of not only No Other Choice, but also the book that precedes it, Her Father’s Choice. Congratulations, Jo’s Daughter. Please send Regina Jeffers an email at… more goodness …

Winners of Brenda Webb’s “Christmases Past” Giveaway

Austen Authors is happy to announce the winners of Brenda Webb‘s “Christmases Past” Giveaway. Brenda claims two winners: LilMissMolly will receive a lovely 2016 Jane Austen Illustrated Calendar from JT Originals 2016, while Maureen C will receive a Pride and Prejudice Christmas Tree Ornament pair of Darcy and Elizabeth. Ladies, please contact Regina Jeffers at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize.… more goodness …

Christmases Past & A Giveaway

Christmases Past & A Giveaway

One tradition I love most this time of year is watching Christmas movies—some I have watched every year since I was a child. My favorites are the older movies: It’s A Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street (1947 version), The Bishop’s Wife (Cary Grant version), A Christmas Carol (George C. Scott version), White Christmas and… more goodness …

The Country House Tour – Christmas at Osterley

The Country House Tour – Christmas at Osterley

The Great Bath Road is prosaically known as the A4 these days. Driving along it through the outskirts of London is equally unromantic: there is the odd office block towering above a long row of unremarkable two-storied houses, the ground floor of which is occupied by launderettes, ethnic shops, newsagents, fish-and-chips, Chinese and pizza takeaways.… more goodness …

Life is Like a Jane Austen Novel

Life is Like a Jane Austen Novel

I must begin with a confession. I have been known, on occasion, to intentionally overhear conversations. Writers, however, call it research, a perfectly legitimate way to focus on the content and cadence of everyday conversations. Call it eavesdropping if you must, but I have picked up some wonderful bits of dialogue this way.  One day… more goodness …

Forgotten Carols of Jane Austen’s Time

Because of laws restricting festivites at Christmastime, Christmas carols weren’t as common in the Regency Era as they are now. However, country people continued to sing carols in their homes and sometimes in churches. In 1822, shortly after Jane Austen’s death, Davies Gilbert, a native of Cornwall, published a collection of carols from his childhood in… more goodness …