Author Archives: Paisley James

Sarcasm, Humour or Wit?

Sarcasm, Humour or Wit?

According to Merriam-Webster, humour is “the mental faculty of discovering, expressing, or appreciating the ludicrous or absurdly incongruous: the ability to be funny or to be amused by things that are funny,” sarcasm is “a sharp and often satirical or ironic utterance designed to cut or give pain,” and wit is “the ability to relate seemingly… more goodness …

Feminism and Feminine Sensibilities

Feminism and Feminine Sensibilities

Among Jane Austen’s books, Pride and Prejudice is my favourite, with Persuasion following not too far behind. It is not only that I find these two books the most romantic of Jane Austen’s stories, but that I think the main characters of both stories have such depth to them. Every time I read these books,… more goodness …

To Love and Cherish: Book Cover and Excerpt

To Love and Cherish: Book Cover and Excerpt

Today, I am SO excited to introduce my novel, To Love and Cherish, which is to be published on Amazon by the end of October. I am equally excited to share the book’s cover, designed by the lovely Susan Adriani. To Love and Cherish is my second Pride and Prejudice variation and tells the story of… more goodness …

Of Love Letters and Letters of Love

Of Love Letters and Letters of Love

Many people consider Captain Wentworth’s letter to Anne Elliot the most romantic love letter written in Jane Austen’s novels. I don’t believe anyone who has ever read the letter can deny being touched by the words. From the very first sentence, it captures the reader’s heart. I can listen no longer in silence. I must… more goodness …

From Persian Poetry to Pride and Prejudice

From Persian Poetry to Pride and Prejudice

Let me begin by expressing my gratitude to Regina and Sharon for allowing me to join the AuAu family. Being a great admirer of Jane Austen’s novels, and having enjoyed reading the beautiful works of many of the AuAu members, it is most gratifying to be so warmly welcomed by them. As this is my… more goodness …