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Should Not Elizabeth Bennet Despise George Wickham?

Should Not Elizabeth Bennet Despise George Wickham?

By Regina Jeffers Recently, I was writing a scene for an upcoming Austen release, and in it, I attempted to explain Elizabeth Bennet’s lack of “hatred” for George Wickham. Even after having read “Pride and Prejudice” well over 50 times during my lifetime, I found myself sadly lacking in this endeavour for I held no…more goodness …

Letters from England

Letters from England

In 1807, Longman’s published a work presented as a traveller’s description of England, in the form of letters from a Spanish visitor, Don Manuel Alvarez Espriella, written to his mentor and confessor. Yet this person never existed. The letters were in fact written by an Englishman, Robert Southey, he of the later fame of Lake…more goodness …

Regency Romance – Having a Ball

Regency Romance – Having a Ball

It is a truth not often acknowledged that anticipation of a thing often brings as much pleasure as the thing itself. For quite some time now, I’ve greatly anticipated two things. The annual JASNA Regency Romance Ball and my debut post here on Austen Authors. My preparations for the ball began early. Regency drawings and…more goodness …