Six Inches Deep in Mud

Six Inches Deep in Mud

When I think of going back in time to experience Jane Austen’s world, I imagine myself embroidering, playing cards, or drinking tea by the fire while my servants ready the table for supper. Yet, when I read about my favorite heroines, it seems that most would rather be out of the house than in–walking in the garden,… more goodness …

Welcome Guest Blogger Emma Wood and Her Engaging Prequel to Pride and Prejudice, “Mr Bennet’s Bride”

Welcome Guest Blogger Emma Wood and Her Engaging Prequel to Pride and Prejudice, “Mr Bennet’s Bride”

From Marriage to Courtship: Looking Back Pride and Prejudice is a novel that offers so much to the reader that to quantify it in a single sentence is simplistic in the extreme. But without doubt, it is deeply concerned with courtship and marriage. An array of engaging characters and plots present different models of this… more goodness …

When Honor Was At Stake

When Honor Was At Stake

One reason we all love Jane Austen’s novels so much is because of the glimpse they give us into times past, when honor and reputation were almost tangible assets, worthy of being defended at all costs. No practice of the past more demonstrates the value of honor and reputation than the practice of dueling.  … more goodness …