Category Archives: Regency

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 …

Christmas in June!!! Celebrating the Release of “Letters from Home” with an Excerpt and a Giveaway

Christmas in June!!! Celebrating the Release of “Letters from Home” with an Excerpt and a Giveaway

My novella “Letters from Home” was part of the Christmas-themed anthology Christmas Ever After, but that exclusiveness ended on April 16, for Christmas Ever After was a limited-time publication. “Letters from Home” is now available for purchase on Amazon or to read for FREE on Kindle Unlimited. I particularly loved this story for I am… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “Almost Like Having Your Cake and Eating It Too” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “Almost Like Having Your Cake and Eating It Too” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of P. O. Dixon‘s “Almost Like Having Your Cake and Eating It Too” Giveaway. Maria Maderi will receive a $5 Amazon Gift Card, courtesy of Ms. Dixon. Congratulations, Maria. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated giveaway rules on Austen… more goodness …

More Questions—More Answers!—on Austen’s Life and Times

More Questions—More Answers!—on Austen’s Life and Times

Last month’s pop quiz was so much fun that we’ll do another one today. These questions go somewhat further afield, so they may tax your Regency knowledge. As before, there’s no rhyme or reason to topic order. Today’s quiz has twenty-five questions. The answers appear below each question to avoid vertigo from excessive scrolling. Ratings:… more goodness …

The Houses in Pride and Prejudice 2005

The Houses in Pride and Prejudice 2005

YouTube has some interesting videos in regard to the BBC series of Pride and Prejudice and the 2005 movie that I thought you all might enjoy. This post will concentrate on the 2005 movie because I liked Joe Wright’s reasons for choosing these particular homes. In another post, I’ll concentrate on the BBC version. Burghley… more goodness …

That Time I Fired a Musket

That Time I Fired a Musket

Writing fiction set in another time has any number of challenges, and I think this is particularly true for the English Regency. Although it took place a “mere” 200 years ago, the Regency was a time of different manners, mores, and even technology. Sometimes, the technology is fairly easy to experience — I’ve ridden countless… more goodness …

Sense and Sensibility (1981) Trivia Challenge

Sense and Sensibility (1981) Trivia Challenge

Research for the Trivia Challenge questions on these posts is often a source of entertainment, but sometimes on older versions, as with this adaptation, there is precious little information online. That is when I have to get creative. Some of today’s trivia questions are on the edges of connection to the series itself. When I… more goodness …

Georgianna’s Story – Episode Two

Georgianna’s Story – Episode Two

  The continuing story of Georgiana Darcy and her love, Lieutenant Beverly Ashcroft (Episode One here) Lady Catherine Takes Command “Lizzy, will these be suitable as a stand-in for my train?”  Georgiana hesitated in the doorway as Elizabeth, holding baby George in her arms, marched back and forth like a general with his troops, surveying… more goodness …

Boating and fishing in the Regency

Boating and fishing in the Regency

It’s Memorial Day weekend here in the States. There have been parties and parades, a night race in Charlotte, North Carolina, and lots and lots of campers/tourists in my town. Two of the biggest activities around here in the summer, especially amongst the out of towners who invade every weekend, are boating and fishing. I… more goodness …

Announcing Winners of the Austen Authors’ Spring Quarterly Giveaway

Announcing Winners of the Austen Authors’ Spring Quarterly Giveaway

      The Austen Authors are pleased to announce the winners for the Spring Quarterly Giveaway. Congratulations!!!! If your name appears below: (1) contact Regina Jeffers (Giveaway Coordinator) at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. READ THROUGH ALL THE NAMES FOR THERE ARE MANY WINNERS!!! Winners names are in RED.  (2) If your prize is an eBook, make certain the… more goodness …

The Jewellery of the Georgian Era (and earlier!)

The Jewellery of the Georgian Era (and earlier!)

Not a lot of people from the ‘writerly’ side of my life know this about me, but I’m also a passionate hobby jeweller and silversmith. Antique jewellery, particularly chain maille and other ancient chain techniques, is something I enjoy replicating for my dedicated clientele, to the point where almost all my work is by commission only!… more goodness …