Author Archives: Jann Rowland

Georgiana Darcy’s Near Miss

Georgiana Darcy’s Near Miss

One of the most significant events in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is one which happens before the story starts, and one of which we only hear about after the fact: the aborted elopement of Georgiana Darcy with George Wickham. I would assert that this episode is the single largest factor in helping Elizabeth overcome… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Jann Rowland’s “A Few Thoughts” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Jann Rowland’s “A Few Thoughts” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Jann Rowland‘s “A Few Thoughts” Giveaway. Lynnchar will receive an audiobook copy of Mr. Rowland‘s In the Wilds of Derbyshire. Congratulations, Lynn. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated giveaway rules on Austen Authors, all prizes must be claimed… more goodness …

A Few Thoughts and a Giveaway!

A Few Thoughts and a Giveaway!

There are a couple of things which have been on my mind of late which I thought I would share. Incidentally, as a side note, I’ve noticed in looking at my past posts, that I typically post information about myself, updates, book excerpts, and the like. Not sure if people find that more or less… more goodness …

The Duchess of Richmond’s Ball and the Battle of Waterloo

The Duchess of Richmond’s Ball and the Battle of Waterloo

On June 15, 1815, perhaps the most famous (or infamous) ball in history was held. The Duchess of Richmond’s ball is generally regarded as the event in which Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, was informed of the advance of French forces into the kingdom of the Netherlands. This is somewhat accurate. In March of 1815,… more goodness …