Category Archives: Research

Therapy Dogs in Austen?

Therapy Dogs in Austen?

Last year, I wrote a post about dogs. I couldn’t have imagined then that a dog would play a central role in one of my books, but it has. In my current Work-In-Progress, called To Save Elizabeth, Lizzy has a therapy dog, a Great Dane named Brutus. Now, therapy dogs were not a “thing” in… more goodness …

Eliza de Feuillide, Jane Austen’s Saucy Cousin and Sister in Marriage

Eliza de Feuillide, Jane Austen’s Saucy Cousin and Sister in Marriage

What do we know of Jane Austen’s cousin, Eliza de Feuillide, other than the fact she became Henry Austen’s wife?                    Austen’s sister in marriage was born in Calcutta, India, on 22 December 1761 to her British parents, Philadelphia Austen (sister of Jane Austen’s father, George) and… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Regina Jeffers’s “Age of Consent to Marry” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Regina Jeffers’s “Age of Consent to Marry” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of Regina Jeffers‘s “Age of Consent to Marry in Jane Austen’s World, or How Could Lydia Bennet Marry So Young?” Giveaway. Charlene will receive a 2018 Victorian Slang Calendar, donated by Ms. Jeffers. Congratulations! Charlene, contact Regina at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [All prizes must be… 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 …