Category Archives: Places/Locations

Why Not Cats?

Why Not Cats?

Somewhat inspired by Zoe Burton’s post from a couple of weeks ago about the therapy dog in her new JAFF (which sounds great, by the way) I started thinking about cats in Jane Austen. Wait, are there any? There are not, as far as I can tell, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t cats around… 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 …

Emma (1996) Trivia Challenge

Emma (1996) Trivia Challenge

Emma (1996) with Gwyneth Paltrow in the title role has some behind-the-scenes facts that are funny, lovely, surprising and shocking. It’s all over the map, really. Test your knowledge and check your answers or read on and learn something new. Quiz: What is the real-life connection between the actresses who played Mrs. and Miss Bates? What… more goodness …

The Treatment of Mental Illness in the Early 19th Century

The Treatment of Mental Illness in the Early 19th Century

There is not a lot of overt madness in Jane Austen (though you do find plenty of eccentricity). Still, for some inexplicable reason, I keep coming back to it in my writing. Well, maybe it’s not so inexplicable. I’ve been fairly obsessed with the subject since my early teen years, compelled by both my own… more goodness …

Foreign Invasion of Bath? Quelle Horreur!

Foreign Invasion of Bath? Quelle Horreur!

The lovely city of Bath, England, might be the most regular character in Jane Austen’s novels. Much romantic intrigue occurs there in Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. A clergyman finds a wife there in Emma. The bad boys in the other three novels head in that direction—one known to have seduced a young woman there and… more goodness …