The British Secret Service in France Part 2

The British Secret Service in France Part 2

This is the second in my two-part series about the secret service in the British Alien Office, the country’s primary espionage agency during its conflicts with France. In addition to handling international espionage, the Alien Office was also responsible for suppressing domestic insurrection and sometimes charged people with sedition just because they expressed anti-government sentiments.… more goodness …

Eliza de Feuillide, Jane Austen’s Saucy Cousin and Sister in Marriage

Eliza de Feuillide, Jane Austen’s Saucy Cousin and Sister in Marriage

What do we know of Jane Austen’s cousin, Eliza de Feuillide, other than the fact she became Henry Austen’s wife?                    Austen’s sister in marriage was born in Calcutta, India, on 22 December 1761 to her British parents, Philadelphia Austen (sister of Jane Austen’s father, George) and… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Gianna Thomas’s “Darcy vs. Lady Catherine” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Gianna Thomas’s “Darcy vs. Lady Catherine” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Gianna Thomas‘s “Darcy vs. Lady Catherine” Giveaway. Anita P and Donna Krug will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Thomas‘s latest book, Darcy vs. Lady Catherine. Ladies, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. Congratulations! [In accordance with Austen Authors’… more goodness …

Austen Sideroads Yield Interesting Journeys

Austen Sideroads Yield Interesting Journeys

Combing the internet for information on the life and times of Jane Austen sometimes leads to links in which the English author is mentioned in passing or as part of a broader story. More times than not, these side trips become worthwhile journeys of their own. Today we look at some of these online detours… more goodness …

Let’s Take a Walk…

Let’s Take a Walk…

Spring is here! I am so excited to see the sun shining, the flowers finally blooming and the air to hold a little warmth in the morning. And I’m loving the new addition to my day – a walk around the block. For as much as I’ve read Austen, I should have started this long… more goodness …

Darcy vs Lady Catherine Excerpt and Giveaway

Darcy vs Lady Catherine Excerpt and Giveaway

Change is good. I hope you’ll forgive me for changing the name of this book, but it was necessary. ‘Darcy vs Lady Catherine’ really is more appropriate. 🙂 Well, I have good news. I’m working on a second book to publish middle of May. ‘Darcy vs Lady Catherine’ is one of those ideas that dropped… more goodness …