Author Archives: Sophie Turner

That’s Right, it’s a Post About Privies

That’s Right, it’s a Post About Privies

It’s much more fun to view the Regency era through rose-colored historical glasses, focusing on the flattering emprire-waisted dresses, pretty bonnets, beautiful countryside, well-stocked elegant country house libraries, and of course the handsome men wearing handsome clothes. Better to ignore the position of women (as the property of either their fathers or their husbands), the… more goodness …

Writing a Series

Writing a Series

I’ve realized it’s been more than a year since my last novel release, although not for lack of work. The third book in my Constant Love series is currently clocking in well over 200,000 words, so with 50,000 generally considered the threshold for a novel, that means I’ve been working on four novels at once!… more goodness …

A Glimpse Into the Other World

A Glimpse Into the Other World

Now that my series on spa and seaside resorts is done, I thought I’d reach a little further back into my travels to share something that’s very relevant to my series, which is creeping ever closer to the release of its third book (and as such, this post may contain some mild spoilers on the… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Sophie Turner’s “The Yellow House in Winchester” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Sophie Turner’s “The Yellow House in Winchester” Giveaway

  Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Sophie Turner‘s “The Yellow House in Winchester” Giveaway. Elizabeth Webb, Raiining, Teresa Broderick, lynn char, and charlene will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Turner‘s restored Pride and Prejudice: A Novel. In Three Volumes. (Annotated and Restored to 1813 Egerton First Edition). Ladies, please contact Regina… more goodness …

The Yellow House in Winchester

The Yellow House in Winchester

We’ve been coming to this for some time, although it was actually the first city in my itinerary during my travels, for I began at Jane Austen’s end. I’d been to Winchester before this trip, but it was merely as a stopover on the way to Alton and Chawton. This was the first time I’d… more goodness …

A walk in Jane Austen’s shoes

A walk in Jane Austen’s shoes

My series on resort towns and my travels has thus far only tangentially touched on Jane Austen, but in today’s post I want to write about her, particularly her health. You might, as was generally the case for me, think of it as being poor. After all, as Kyra Kramer writes in her guest post… more goodness …

A little sea-bathing will NOT set me up forever

A little sea-bathing will NOT set me up forever

This is, I suppose, the inevitable post in my series on those towns offering water-based cures in the 18th and 19th centuries. For while drinking and bathing in spa water had quite a good run, eventually they were overtaken by a new cure: sea-bathing. The transition from spa towns to seaside resorts was not absolute,… more goodness …

The Hidden Key

The Hidden Key

It was difficult to write about the public entertainments of Bath and other spa and seaside resorts in my last post without delving into architecture, because so much of public entertainments are about public spaces. I think that’s one of the things that fascinates me about architecture – it’s really where art and life intersect.… more goodness …