Author Archives: Nancy Lawrence

Listen Up! There’s a Jane Austen Podcast for You

Listen Up! There’s a Jane Austen Podcast for You

The holiday season is upon us, and it sometimes seems our already busy schedules get more complicated when we factor in all the activities associated with the season. Between gift shopping, decorating, baking, family get-togethers, and more, our December schedules get pretty full pretty fast. It’s a busy time of year, no doubt; but if… more goodness …

A Nod and a Smile

A Nod and a Smile

In Jane Austen’s time great emphasis was placed on good manners. For the upper classes, proper etiquette (along with money and property) was what helped distinguish the rich and well bred from everyone else. In our world, it’s good manners to walk up to someone at a social gathering and introduce yourself and strike up… more goodness …

Mr. Darcy: A Man with a Plan

Mr. Darcy: A Man with a Plan

There are two scenes in the 1995 BBC production of “Pride and Prejudice” that have always captured my imagination. Neither scene appears in Jane Austen’s original novel, or in any other movie or TV adaptation. They’re very short transition scenes that occur back-to-back late in the film. Both scenes take place at Pemberley. Elizabeth Bennet… more goodness …

Write, Stick, Color, Repeat

Write, Stick, Color, Repeat

We’ve had previous posts on the Austen Authors blog about Jane Austen themed gifts and goodies to buy, from blankets to coffee cups, playing cards to bed pillows. I’ve bought a few of those things myself. They’re nice to have; but what really catches my eye and makes my hand go for my credit card… more goodness …

Confessions of a Lookie-Loo

Confessions of a Lookie-Loo

I have a confession to make: I’m a Lookie-Loo. Lookie-Loos are people who masquerade as potential homebuyers but have no real intention of ever buying; they’re just curious to see the inside of a house that’s listed for sale. The TV series “Portlandia” spoofed the concept in a 2015 episode: But my Lookie-Loo tendencies don’t… more goodness …

Fitzwilliam Darcy, Caregiver

Fitzwilliam Darcy, Caregiver

I’ve lost count over the years of the number of times I’ve read Pride and Prejudice. It seems, though, that every time I read it, I find something new to ponder or appreciate. It happened again when I re-read the book last month, and reached one of my favorite parts in the story: Darcy’s disastrous… more goodness …